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TRACY, Viscount' TRACY. 


HE furname of Tracy was taken by this family 15 
from a maternal anceftor, defcended from the Tracies, 
Barons of Barnftaple in the county of Devon, who in the 
year 1066 accompanied the Conqueror in his expedition to 
England, and were denominated from the town of Traci 
in Normandy. The honour and Barony of Barnftaplc, 
Jahel, the fon of Alured de Totneis had formerly enjoyed, 
but it became the inheritance of Henry de Traci by the Henrys 
gift of K. Stephen ; which Henry being an excellent fol- 
dier, and the only perfon in the county of Devon, who 
flood firm to that King, did him confiderable fervice in 
thofe weftern parts, 'till at length laying fiege to Cari-caf- 
tle, Robert, Earl of Gloucefter forced him to fubmiffion. 
But by paternal defcent his Lordfhip derives from the royal 
blood of the Saxon Kings of England, namely, from Goda, 
youngeft daughter of K. Ethelred (fon of K. Edgar) lifter 
to K. Edward the Confeflbr, and Walter de Maunts (or 
Vol. V. B De 

TRACY, Viscount TRACY. 

]De Maigne) a noble Norman, whofe fon Ralph was Earl 
or Hereford in the reign of his uncle, the ConfefTor ; and 
in 105 1 railing forces in that county, joined Leofric, Earl 
of Mercia, and Siward, Earl of Northumberland againft 
Goodwin, Earl of Kent, who, under pretence of reftrain- 
jng the Welch, had entered into rebellion againft his 
Prince ; but thoi'e Earls joining the King at Gloucefter, 
and Goodwin perceiving an equal power to oppofe him, 
Submitted to an amicable treaty, to be holden in London. 
After this, with Earl Odo, he was made admiral of above 
fifty mips, and fent againft Harold, Earl Goodwin's fon, 
who then infefted the Englifh coaft ; but when the Con- 
queror was fettled on the throne, he deprived him of his 
Earldom ; and his fon Harold, at the time of the general 
furvey of the pofteflions of lands in England, begun by the 
Conqueror 14 of his reign and fmifhed the 20th x ; poiTefT- 
ing feveral Lordihips, and fixing his chief reftdence at 
Sudeley, was Lord thereof, and of Todingtune in the 
county of Gloucefter. 

He founded the little priory of Ewyas for BenedicYme 
Monks, the caftle whereof and other lands he fecured by 
his marriage with Maud, daughter of Hugh Lupus, Earl 
of Chefter, (by his wife Ermentruda, daughter of Hugh 
de Claremont in Beauvoys 2 ), by whom he left two fons, 
John de Sudeley, his fucceflbr in that barony; and Ro- 
bert, furnamed D'Ewyas, from his refidence there, who 
pofTeffed a very great eftate, part of which was Lydiard in 
the county of Wilts, and leaving an only child Sibylla, 
(he was firft married to Robert de Tregoz (after to Roger 
de Clifford) their fon Robert gave it the name of Lydiard- 
Tregoz, and from them many honourable families in Eng- 
land defcended, 

John dc Sudeley, Lord of Sudeley, by marriage with 
Grace, daughter of Traci, Baron of Barnftaple, had two 
ions, Ralph, Baron of Sudeley, founder of the Priory of 
Erdbury in Wai wicklhire, and progenitor of the Sudeleys, 
Barons of Sudeley, whofe heirs male failed in John, Lord 
.Sudeley, in the reign of Edward III. and the title was con- 
veyed by his eldeft filler Joan, to the family of her huihand 
Sir William Butler (Boteler, of the family of Wemme) 
who were thereupon fummoned Peers of England ; after 
whofe extinction, it hath alio given the title of Baron from 


f Lodge's CoUcSions, 2 Idem, 

TRACY, Viscount TRACY. 3 

the firft year of (^ Mary, 1554, to the family of his Grace 
the Duke of Chandos. 

William, the younger fon, was named Traei from his Sir 
mother, (a ufual cuilom in that age, for younger fons to William, 
aflume their mothers furnames) and he, or fome of his pof- 
terity differenced their coat-armour from the elder houfe 
oPSudeley^ by adding an efcallop, fable, between the 
bendletsj as now uied. This William dc Traci lived in 
the reign of Henry II. and held lands of his brother Ralph, 
by the fervice of one Knight's fee ; which probably was 
the manor of Todingtune, for it appears by Domefdav- 
book, that it was held by the Lord Sudeley of the manor 
of Sudeley ; in the time of Edward I. the Trades are ex- 
prefly faid to be poffefTed of it ; and this William, in a 
deed, perfected by Gtwtll, Lord of Sudeley (fon and heir 
to the (aid Ralph) is called his uncle *. To him fucceeded 
his fon Oliver, who is mentioned among the knights in Sir 
Gloucefterfhire, that paid fcutage in 2 of K. John ; and Oliver, 
his fon William in 1263 being made meriff of that county Sir 
by the Barons, in oppofition to Sir Macy de Befeickc, a Williaftl. 
Frenchman, was affaulted bv him as he was holding his 
court, and imprifoned in the cattle of Gloucester ; whither 
the Barons fending Sir Roger Clifford, and Sir John Gif- 
fard to his refcue, they took the eaftle, with Macy in it, 
and feized all his goods.-* -In 1289 (17 Edw. I.) he is 
recorded among the Knights of the fame county , and, 
with Ralph de Sudeley his kinfman, is faid to command 
under that King, in his victorious expeditions to Scotland, 

He left iflbe Sir William Tracy of Todington, who in Sir 
1298 (27 Edw. I.) was in ward to Laurence Trefham, be- William,* 
ing then certified to hold 40I. a year lands, and on that 
account qualified to receive the honour of Knighthood. 
In the beginning of Edward II. reign he was at the tour- 

B 2 nament 

* Fuller > m his Worthies of England, makes this Sir William, 
Traci of Toddington (whom, he characterizes for a man of high 
birth, ftate and ftomach , a favourite of the King, and his daily- 
attendant) to be one of the four, who 13 December 1170(17 Hen- 
II.) were concerned in the aifafiination of Thomas Becket, Arch- 
foiftiop of Canterbury, for his violent invafion of his fovereign's pre- 
rogative : but he had miftaken him for his contemporary Sir William. 
Traci of Wollacomb in Devonfhire, who lies there buried under a 
monument, with his effigies and armour engraven thereon ; and 
this miftake was probably occafioned by Sir William Traci of Tod- 
dington's removal into that county in his old age, where he had 
large pofleflions, and who dying there about the year 1x80, is fup* 
pofed to He buried in the dhwch of Mori, 

4 TRACY, Viscount TRACY. 

nament held at Dunftaple, as appears by an old draught o? 
a Knight in armour, bearing a ftandard with the arms of the 
family ' ; i2 of that King he was fherifF of the county of 
Gloucefter, and again in the 17, jointly with John Ber- 
manfel, an office in thofe times of great authority and ju- 
rifdiction. He left hTue a fon Henry, and a daughter 
Margery, married to John, fon of John Archer of Um- 
berilade in the county of Warwick, who dying in 1299, 
(28 Edw. I.) left two fons, John, and Thomas, whofe de- 
fendant Thomas in 1747 was created Lord Archer, Ba- 
ron of Umberflade ; which title became extint in 1777. 
Henry. Henry Tracy, Efq. who fucceeded at Todington, was 
Henry, the father of another Henry, whofe fon Thomas was fhe- 

Thomas. r \ff f Gloucefterlhire in 1359 (34 Edw. III.) and fo con- 
tinued four years fucceffively, (ays Sir Robert Atkins, in 
his Survey of that county ; but Dr. Fuller, in his Worthies, 

Sir John, makes John Tracy his fon to be the fheriff, whom he alfo 
places in that office Anno 1363 (38 Edw. III.) and for 5 
years after. Which John reprefented the faid county in 
the parliaments, held at Wedminiler 32. 37. 40. and 43. 
Edw. III. and both authors agree that he was then a 
Knicrht, and {heriff again in 1370, (45 Edw. III.) -In 
1362 he gave the advowfon of the church of Todington 
and an acre of land to the abbey of Hales ; and was fuc- 
Henry. e'eeded by his fon Henry, father of John Tracy of Tod- 
John, ington, who was fherifF in 1379 (2 Richard III.), and left 

William. William Tracy, who bore the fame office in 1395, as did 

William, his fon William in 141 6 (5 Hen. V.) and was one of thofc 
perfons of quality in the county of Gloucefter, who, bear- 
ing ancient arms from his anceftors and holding lands by- 
tenure, had fummons in 141 8 to ferve K. Henry V. in 
perfon for defence of the realm. He married Alice, elder 
daughter and coheir to Sir Guy De-la-Spine (De Spineto) 
Lord of Coughton *, and had iffue William his heir ; 
John, living 27 Hen. VI. and Alice, married to Hugh 


* He was knight for Warwickfhire in the parliaments of K. 
Richard II. and Efcheator of that county and of Leicefterfhire ; 
whofe father William held notable employments in the former 
county in Edward Ill's reign, and was grandfon to William De-la- 
Spine, who married Johanna, daughter and coheir to Sir Simon de 
Coc~ton (now called Coughton) the lineal heir male of Ralph, fon of 
William de Co6ton ; who were all perfons of great account, and 
tlourifhecl at that place before the reign of Henry II. So that Lord 
Tjracy maj- quarter the arms of thofe two families. 

Lodge Collect. 

TRACY, Viscount TRACY. 5 

Culme of Moland in Devonfhire, anceftor by her to Sir 
Thomas Culme (or Cullum) of Haftede in Suffolk, creat- 
ed a Baronet 18 June i>6o. 

William Tracy, Efq. the elder Ton, in 12 Hen. VI. was William. 
returned by the King's commiflioners, one of the gentry of 
the county of Gloucefter, of which he was high fheriff 22 
and 23 of that reign, he left his eftate to his Ion William, William, 
who ferved the fame office in 1449 (29 Hen. VI.) and in 
1456 was a commiflioner of array. -He married Margery, 
daughter of Sir John Pauncefoot, and left two foas Henry Henry, 
and Richard ; the elder of whom married Alice, daughter 
v and coheir to Thomas Baldington of Adderbury in the 
county of Oxford, Efq. and had iflue three fons and two 
daughters, viz. William his heir ; Richard ; and Ralph, 
a monk, who was buried in Todin;ton, church near the 
pulpit, with his mother, as is expreffed by an infeription 
in brafs. 

Sir William Tracy of Todington, the eldeft fon, being Sir 
honoured with knighthood, was fheriff of his county in WiHiaiB, 
15 13, (5 Hen. VIII.) ; was a perfon of diftinguifhed parts 
and found learning, and is memorable for being one of the 
firfl that embraced the reformed religion in England, as 
appears by his laft will, dated in 1530 (22 Hen. VIII.) * 


* This will was condemned, as Heretical, in the Bifhop ofLon T 
don's court, and an order on that account illued to Parker, Chan- 
cellor of Worcefter, to raife his body, according to the law of the 
church ; who too officioufly burning the corpfe, was two years after 
fued by the heirs of Sir William, lined 400I. and turned out of his 
Chancellorship. The preamble to the will runs thus : 

" In the name of God, Amen. I William Tracy of Todington 
" in the county of Gloucester, Efq. make my teltament and lalt 

" will, as hereafter folio weth. Firft, and before all other things, 

*' I commit myfelf to God, and to his mercy, believing, without 
fi any doubt or miiiruft, that, by his grace and the merits of Jefus 
*' Chrift, and by the virtue of his paflion and refurredrion, I have 
u and fhall have, remhTion of all my fins, and reiurreclion of body 
' and foul, according as it is written, I believe that my Redeemer. 
" li'veth, and that at the lajz day I fhall rife out of the earth, and in 
" myjlejkjhalljee my Saviour. This, my hope, is laid up in my 
f* bofom. And touching the wealth of my foul, the faith that I 
" have taken and rehearfed is fufheient (as I fuppofe) without any 
* other man's works or merits. My ground and belief is, that 
" there is but one God, and one Mediator between God and man, 
" which is Jefus Chrilt ; fo that I accept none in heaven or in earth 
? to be mediator between me and God, but only Jefus Chrifl ; all 
" others to be but as petitioners in receiving of grace, but none able 
?f to give influence of grace:, and therefore will I bellow no part of 

' my- 

6 TRACY, Viscount TRACY. 

He married Margaret, fecond daughter of Sir Thomas 
Throckmorton of Corie-Court in the county of GIou- 
cefter *, and had iflue two daughters, and three fons, 
William, anceftor to the Lord Tracy j Richard ; and Ro- 
bert, who left no children. 
Family of Richard, the fecond fon, had by his father's gift, the 
Stanway, man0r of Stanway in the county of Gloucefter, part of 
Barts ' the poffeflions of the abbey of Tewkfbury, granted to him 
by the crown upon the diilblution of monafteries. He was 
well educated, and wrote feveral learned and judicious 
treatifes in defence of his father's faith f . 


li my goods for that Intent, that any man mall fay or do to help 
u my foul, for therein I trutt only to the prormfes of Chrift. He 
*' 1 that belicveth and is baptized, Jh all befa-ved; and he that believetk 
c ' not Jhall be damned. As touching the burying of my body, it 
" availeth me not whatfoever be done thereto; for St. Auguftine 
f faith, De Cura agenda pro Mortuis, that the funeral pomps are 
<c rather the folace of them that live, than the wealth and comfort 
*' of them that are dead ; and therefore I remit it wholly to the dif- 

" cretion of my executors, And touching the diftribution of my 

*' temporal goods, my purpofe is, by the grace of God, to beftow 
them to be accepted as the fruits of faith-, fo that 1 do not fup- 
pofe that my merit fhall be by the good bellowing of them, but 
my merit is the faith of jefus Chrift only, by whom fuch 
works are good -, according to the words of our Lord, / was hun- 
gry, and thou ga'vejr me meat, &c. and it followeth, That ye have 
done to the lea/i of my brethren, ye have done it to me : And ever 
'* we mould confider that true faying, That a good work maketh 
*' not a good man, but a good man maketh a good work, for faith 
" maketh a man both good and righteous ; for a righteous man liv- 
f 1 ethi by faith, and whatfoever fpringeth not of faith, is fin." 

* Who died in 1472 (12 Edw. IV.) by his wife Margaret, daugh- 
ter and coheir to Sir Robert Olney of Wefton in the county of Buck- 
ingham, defcended from John de Throckmertqna, Lord of Throck- 
morton in Worcefterfhire 1130, of which the family was pofTeired 
long before the entrance of the Normans, and had enriched them- 
felves by the marriage of Eleanor, younger daughter and coheir to 
Sir Guy De-la-Spine, and filler to the great-grandmother of this Sir 
William Tracy. 

\ Among which was that remarkable one, entitled, Prepara- 
i ions to the Crofs, written experimentally (fay the Decern Scriptores) 
having futfered much in his eftate for his father's reputed heretical 
will: He alfo wrote prophetically in 1550 (two or three years be- 
fore Q^ Mary's reign) another treatife, To teach one to Die, which 
was annexed to the former when reprinted, and fallely afcribed by 
the Editor to John Frith 5 being one of the three, found in the belly 
pi a cod, brought iit 1626 to be fold in the market of Cambridge, 
wrapped in canvafs, which probably had been devoured by that vo- 
racious finS, out of the pocket offome fhipwrecked teaman : On 
which occafion the wits of that Univerfity diverted themfelves ; orus 
ojf them in his verfes having this diftich -, 

If fifties thus do bring us books, then we 
May hope to equal Bodley's library. 


t I 


TRACY, Viscount TRACY. 

In 2 Eliz. he was ftieriff of the county of Gloucefter, 
and by Barbara, third and youngeft daughter of Sir Tho- 
mas Lucy of Cherlecote by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of 
Sir Richard Empfon of Eafton-Nefton in the county of 
Northampton ', had three daughters, and as many tons, 
Paul, Nathaniel, and Samuel ; the eldeft of whom fucceed- 
ing, ferved the fame office of fheriff, 28 Eliz. and 8 James 
I. which King conferred on him the dignity of a Baronet 
29 June 161 1, being the thirtieth created from the in- 
ftitution of the order. He married Anne, daughter of Sir 
Ralph Shakerley *, by whom he had twenty children, ten 
of each fex, viz. Richard his fucceflbr ; Paul (whole ion of 
his name died 1 June 161 8, and was buried under a white 
marble in the chancel of Banded-church, Surry, bearing 
the figure of a child in fwadling clothes, with this infcrjp- 
tion ; 

Here under lieth the corpfe of Paule Tracy, who 
Died the I ft day of June 161 8, fonne of Paule 
Tracy efquier, and Margaret his wief, fonne of 
Sir Paule Tracy of Stanway in the county of 
Gloucefter, Baronet, and Margaret, the daughter 
Of Philip Mofs, efquier, of Cannon in the 
County of Surry. 1619)25 

Shakerley ; Alexander ; William ; Nathaniel ; Tho- 
mas ; Nathaniel ; John ; Vicefimus (fo called from being 
the twentieth child) ; Anne, married to Edward Hall of 
the county of Worcefter, Efq. ; Lucia, to Bray Aylworth 
of Aylworth in the county of Gloucefter, Efq. ; Alice ; 
Hefther ; Elizabeth ; two of the name of Sufan ; Barba- 
ra ; Margaret ; and another. -The furviving Sufan was 
married to William Price of Winchefter, Efq. one of the 
grooms of the King's privy chamber, and dying 13 March 
1632, before me had been married full 14 weeks, was bu- 
ried in St. Martin's church in the fields, London, under a 
very fair table, fattened to a pillar near the pulpit, curiouf- 
Jy adorned with emblems of mortality, and a very long 


-=* So the Baronetage of England hath it; but on the grave-ftone 
pf Paul Tracy in Banited church, the is faid to-be Margaret, daugh- 
ter of Philip Mofs of Cannon in Surry, Efq. and he is alio faid to 
marry Anne, daughter of Sir Ambrofe Nicholas, Lord Mayor of 
London, and widow to William Dutton of Shireburne \t\ Gloucdleiv 
)\<;e. Efq. 
* Lod^eCpUetf, f Idem, 

$ TRACY, Vise o-u nt TRACY. 

infeription, that part of which over the figure of Death, is 
an addrefs to the ladies, as follows ; 

Ibimus omnes. 
Ladies, when you 

Your pureft Beauties fee, 
Think them hut Tenants 

To Mortality ; 
There's no Content on Earth, 

Joys foon are fled, 
Hrathful to Day we live, 

To morrow dead. 
I was as you are now, 

Young, fair and clear ; 
And you (hall one Day be 

As you fee me here. 

Sir Richard Tracy, the fecond Baronet, was knighted in 
his father's life-time, and in 1628 was iheriff of the coun- 
ty of Gloucefter. He married Anne, third daughter of 
Sir Thomas Coningfby of Hampton-court in the county 
of Hereford, by Philippa, fecond daughter of Sir William 
jFitz- William, L. D. of Ireland, and had iflue three fons, 
Humphry ; Richard j and John, who all fucceeded to the 

Sir Humphry, the third Baronet, was fheriff of Glou- 
cefterfhire in 1639, and for his loyalty to K. Charles I. had 
his eltate (equettered, for the pofleflion of which he paid 

1600b composition money * He died without iflue in 

1651, being fucceeded by his brother Richard, who left 
the title to his brother John, the fifth Baronet, who de- 
ceasing in 1677 alfo without iflue, the title became extinct, 
and he left the manor of Stanway, with all his eftate, to 
Ferdinando Tracy, the fecond fon of John, Vifcount 
Tracy, as will follow. 


* Mr. Sandford, in his Genealogical Hiftory of the Kings of Eng- 
land, page 15, obferves, that the monument of Robert, Duke of 
Normandy, eldeft fon of K. William the Conqueror, fet up in St. 
Peter's church at Gloucester, flood firm, until the parliament having 
garrifoned that city againft K. Charles I. the rebellious foldiers tore 
it to pieces , but the ^ircels thereof (ready to be burnt) were by the 
care of a loyal perfon (this Sir Humphry) bought of the foldiers, and 
privately laid up till the Restoration, when they were repaired and 
beautified with gold and colours at the charge of that worthy per- 
fon (but rather his brother, for he was then dead) who added a 
wire fkreen, in form of an arch, for its future prefervation. 

TRACY, Viscount TRACY. 9 

We now return to William, eldeft Ton of Sir William William. 
Tracy, who- made the memorable will. He fucceeded at 
Todington, and marrying the daughter of Sir Simon Dig- 
by of Coles-hill in the county of Warwick, was father of 
John (or Henry) Tracy, who married Elizabeth, fecond John, 
daughter of John, the fir ft Lord Chandos of Sudeley (an- 
ceftor to the Duke of Chandos) died in 155 1, and was bu- 
ried at Todington, having ifTue five fons, John; Giles; 
Edward ; Francis ; Nicholas ; and a daughter Eleanor, 
married to Anthony Kington of Quenington, Efq. Sir Sir John, 
John Tracy of Todington, the eldeft fon, on 1 March 
1572 was appointed by his uncle Edmond, Lord Chandos, 
overfeer of his laft will, in which he left him the bed geld- 
ing he would chufe among all his geldings ; and in 1574 
^ Elizabeth, in her progrefs to Briftol, knighted him, 
20 of whofe reign he was lneriff of the county of Giou- 
cefter, and in the 39 its reprefentative in parliament.- 
He deceafed in 1 591 , and was buried at Todington, where 
his effigies is in the chancel ; and having married Anne^ 
daughter of Sir Thomas Throckmorton of Corie-court, 
Knt. by his wife Margaret, daughter and coheir to Tho- 
mas Whittington of Pauntly in Gloucefterfhire, Efq. had 
iiTue five fons and two daughters who furvived, viz. John* 
his heir; Thomas; William, who married Mary, daugh- 
ter of Sir John Conway of Arrow, and filler to Edward., 
Lord Conway ; Anthony ; Henry ; Dorothy, firft marri- 
ed to Edmund, fon and heir to Edmund Bray of Barring- 
ton in Gloucefterfhire, Efq. and fecondly to Sir Edward 
Conway of Arrow in Warwickfhire, created Lord Con- 
way ; and Mary, (the youngeft of his fifteen children) 
was born 18 May 1581, three days after which her mother 
died; (he was married firft, when 19 years old, to 
Mr. William Hoby, by whom ilie had two fons, who died 
unmarried, the elder in his 23 year, and the younger in 
his 14 * ; and fecondly to Sir Horatio Vere, Baron of 
Tilbury, one of the greateft generals of his age ; and dy- 
ing 25 December 167 1, fhe was buried 10 January at Cai- 
tle-Heveningham in Eftex *. 


* She had ifTue by him, who was buried in Weftminfter-abbey 8 
May 163s, five daughters his coheirs, Elizabeth, married to John 
Holies, Earl of Clare ; Mary, firft married to Sir Roger Townfhend 
of Raynham in Norfolk, anceftor to the Marquefs Townfhend of 
Raynham, and fecondly to Mildmay, Earl of Weftmorland -, Ca- 
* Lodge Collect, 


TRACY, Viscount TRACY. 

ir John, Sir John Tracy, who fucceeded, was knighted by K* 
i James I. ferved the office of fheriff for the county of GIou- 

Vifcount. C efter in 1609; and for his great merits and accomplish- 
ments, was advanced by letters patent, dated 12 January 
1642, to the dignity of Vifcount Tracy of Rathcoole. 
His Lordlhip * married Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas 
Sir Shirley of Isfield in Suifex, Knt. by whom he left 
Robert, Sir Robert, the fecond Vifcount, who was knighted by K. 
* Charles I. represented the county of Gloucester in feveral par- 

\Ucouni:. |] am ^ nts ; anc ( married his firft wife Bridget, third daugh- 
ter of John Lyttleton of Frankley-court in Worcefterihire, 
Efq. who died 25 July 1601, by his wife Meriel, daughter 
of Sir Thomas Bromley, Lord Chancellor of England, by 
whom he had John, his fucceiTor in the honour ; and 
Anne, married to William Somerville of Edflon in War- 
-wickfhire, Efq. and by him, who died 13 December 1676, 
had eleven fons and five claughters. His Lordfnip's fecond 
wife was Dorothy, daughter of Thomas Cox of Caftleditch 
In the county of Hereford, Efq. and by her he had Robert 
Tracy, Efq. who being bred to the law, went out ferjeant 
in that profemon 6 November 1700, having been 3 Octo- 
ber 1699 by K- William defervedly made one of the jufti- 
ces of the King's Bench, which he furrendered 13 Novem- 
ber 1 700, and was advanced to the fame ftation in the 
court of Common Pleas ; being alfo by (^ Anne, 25 Sep- 
tember 1 7 10 appointed, with Sir Thomas Trevor, and Ba- 
ron Scrope, commiffioners of the great feal of England, 
until it was delivered (17 October) to Sir Simon Harcourt ; 
and again 15 April 17 18, with Sir John Pratt, and- Sir 
James Montague, Baron of the Exchequer, upon the re- 
signation of the Lord Chancellor Cowper. -His ill {late of 
health obliging him to quit his employment 26 Otober 
2726, his Majefly, in recompence of his fervices, fettled 
on him ioool. a year for life. He married Anne, eldeil 
daughter of William Dowdefwell of Pool-court in Wor- 
cefterfliire, Efq. and had two daughters, and three fons, 
Robert ; Richard ; and W'illiam, the deleft of whom left 
a fon Thomas Tracy, Efq. of Severn-Hampton in the 
county of Gloucefter, who in April 1746 married the 


tharine, firft to Oliver, fon and heir to Sir John St. John of Lydiard 
in Wilts, Bart, and fecondly to John, Lord Paulet; Anne, to 
Thomas, Lord Fairfax (which title is extinct); and Dorothy, t? 
John, fun and heir p Sir John Wolftenholme, Bart, 

' User's Office, 

TRACY, Viscount TRACY. tr 

daughter and heir to Dowdefwell, Efq. who brought 
him an eftate of 4000I. per ann. and had iflue Dowdef- 
well his heir, born 19 March 1746-7 who alfo became heir 
to his grandfather ; the daughters were, Anne, firft mar- 
ried to Charles Dowdefwell of Forthampton-courtin Glou- 
cefterlhire, Efq. and fecondlv to Thomas Wylde, Efq. 
commifhoner of excife, and member in feveral parliaments 
For the city of Worcester, who died 12 April 1740; and 
Dorothy, married 10 April 1725 to J<>hn Pratt, Elq. eldeft 
ion of Sir John Pratt ? chief juftice of the King's Bench, 
and died 23 March 1726 in child-birth. 

The Judge lies buried under a neat monument in the 
parifh church of Dodbrooke, with this memorial j 

Near this Place 
Lies interred the Body 
Of the Honble. Robert Tracy Efq; 
Son of the Right Honble. Robert, late 
Lord Viicount Tracy, of Todington. 
He was a Judge 26 Years 
In the courts of Weftminfter, 
But being {truck with the Palfy, 
In the Year 1726, refigned a Commifiion, 
Which he had fo long executed 
With the greateft Knowledge, 
Moderation and Integrity ; 
To the Honour 
Of his Piince, 
And the univerfal Satisfaction 
Of his Fellow -Subjects. 
Obiit II Sept. Anno 1735 
JEtat. 80. 
Benefacere magis quam Confpici. 

John, the third Vifcount Tracy *, married Elizabeth, John, 
eld*eft furviving daughter of Thomas, the firft Lord Leigh # 3 
of Stoneley, by whom he had two fons, William his heir ; Vifcouftt. 
and Ferdinando Tracy, Efq. who being (as before obferv- 
ed) left by Sir John Tracy, Bart, heir to his eftate, became 
feated at Stanway ; and marrying the daughter of Sir An- 
thony Keck commimoner of the great feal, was there fuc- 
ceeded by John his only fon pofTeffor of a large eftate, who 
married Anne, daughter of Sir Robert Atkyns of Saper- 


* Ulfter's Office, 

l2 TRACY, Viscount TRACY. 

ton in the county of Gloucefter, made in 1689 * chief 
Baron of the exchequer (who died in 17 10, by his fecond 
Wife Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas Dacres of Hertford- 
fhire) and deceafmg 19 April 1735, had feveral children; 
of whom Robert 2 , the eldeft fori, (was chofen to parlia- 
ment in April 1734 for Tewkfbary, and in 1747 for Wor- 
cefter; 7 Auguft 1735 he married the eldeft daughter of 
Sir Roger Hudfon, Knt.) ; John Tracy Keck of Lincoln's- 
Inn, Efq. (counfellor at law, the fecond fon was Curfitor 
Baron of the Exchequer, and in 1770 fucceeded his young- 
eft brother Thomas, in his eftate of Great-Tew, in the 
county of Oxford 3 , 8 October 1735 he married the 
daughter of Mr. Lindfey *) ; Anthony 5 , married in Au- 
guft 1736 the Lady Sufan Hamilton, filler of James, 
Puke of Hamilton) ; and Thomas (who 26 January 1737 
entered into his Majefty's army as an enfign of foot ; in 
April 1746 he married the daughter and heir to Dod- 

well, Efq. and had a fon, born in March 1746-7, who 
died young ; he was a member of parliament for the coun- 
ty of Gloucefter, and dying 24 June 1770 was interred at 
Stanway, leaving his elder brother John his heir 6 . 
William, William, 7 the fourth Vifcount Tracy, married to his 
4 firft wife Frances, 3 daughter of Leicefter Devereux, Vif- 

XT' ("^ w , 

> iicoupc. coun t Hereford, by whom he had an only daughter Eliza- 
beth 9 , married firft to Robert, fon and heir apparent to 
Sir Robert Burdet of Bramcote in Warwickfhire, Bart, 
who dying 7 January 1715, a fortnight before his father, 
left her with child of Sir Robert Burdet, Bart, born 28 May 
1 7 16, (who in November 1739 married the only daughter 
of the late Sir Charles Sedley of Nuthall in Nottingham- 
flii re, Bart, and was chofen to parliament in 1748 for 
the borough of Tamworth 5 fhe married fecondly Ralph 
liolden of Afton in the county of Derby, Efq. IO ). His 
Lordfhip's fecond wife was Jane "', third and youngeft 
daughter of Sir Thomas Leigh, who died before his father 
Thomas, the fecond Lord Leigh, by his fecond wife Jane, 
daughter of Patrick, the nineteenth Lord of Kerry, and 
by her he had ilfne, Thomas-Charles his fucceffor I2 , and 
Anne, 13 married 23 November 17 10 to Sir William Keyt 
of Old-Stratford upon Avon in Warwickfhire, Bart, mem- 

x Lodge. * U liter's Office. 3 Lodge Collect. 

A Idem. 5 Douglas's Peerage of Scotland', 326. 

f Ulfter's Office. ? Idem. * Idem. Idem, 

10 Lodge. " Ulfter. ,2 Atkins's Gloucefterthire. 

f * Idem. 

TRACY, Viscount TRACY. 13 

ber of parliament for Warwick (whofe anceftor Sir John 
Keyt of Ebrington in Gloucefterlhire, was advanced to 
that dignity 22 December 1660) and was mother of Sir 
Thomas-Charles Keyt, Bart, born in 1712; John; Wil- 
liam, who died an infant ; Robert 9 Agnes ; Anne, who 
died an infant ; and Elizabeth '. 

Thomas-Charles, the fifth Vifcount Tracy, was Lord of Thomas- 
the manors of Todington and Hales, and pofTeffed a large Charles, 
eftate ; the latter of which came into the family in the 5 
reign of James I. and was an abbey, founded in 1246 by Vifcount. 
Richard Plantagenet, Earl of Cornwall, King of the Ro- 
mans, youngeft fon of K. John : And the former hath 
continued in the name of Tracy, from the beginning of 
the reign of Edward I. His Lordihip rebuilt and decently 
adorned the old building of the vicarage of Todington at 
his own expence. On 27 December 17 12 he married firft 
Elizabeth, eldeft daughter of William Keyt, Efq. who di- 
ed before his father Sir William Keyt of Ebrington in the 
county of Gloucefter, Bart, and by her, who was born 1 1 
September 1689, and died in 17 20, he had iftue William, 
who was educated in the Univerfity of Oxford, and died 
without ifTue in 1740 2 ; Thomas-Charles, who fucceeded 
to the honour ; and Jane, married 7 October 1743 to Ca- 
pel Hanbury of Ponty-pool in the county of Monmouth, 
Efq. reprefentative in the Britifh parliament for that coun- 
ty, fhe died 13 Auguft 1744 having had one fon His 
Lordfhip married fecondly Frances, eldeft daughter of Sir 
John Packington of Weftwood in the county of Worcef- 
ter, Bart, by his wife Frances, eldeft daughter of Sir Hen- 
ry Parker of Honington in the county of Warwick, 
Bart, and he deceafed 4 June 1756 3 leaving iffue by his 
faid wife, who died 23 April 1751, four fons and four 
daughters, viz. John, 4 made warden of All-Souls Col- 
lege in Oxford ; Robert ; and Packington, died young ; 
Henry, (in the army, and married 12 December 1767 to 

a daughter of Weaver, Efq.) ; daughter Frances, 

bed-chamber woman to the Queen 5 ; Anne, (married 
23 June 1757 to John Smith of Comb-hay in Somerfet, 
Efq. member of parliament for Bath, and by him who 
died in 1763 had iffue one fon) i Dorothy, and Eliza- 
beth, died young $ . 


* Lodge. ** Ulfter's Office. 3 Lodge Colleft, 

* UMm:, ,5 Idem,. Idem, 


Thomas- Thomas-Charles, the fixth and prefent Vifcount Tracy* 
Charles, married 10 February 1755 Harriet, daughter of Peter 
6 Bathurft of Clarendon-Park in the county of Wilts, Efq. 
Vifcount. ky hjg f ec0 nd wife Lady Selina Shirley, daughter of Ro- 
bert, Earl Ferrers '. 

Title.] Thomas-Charles Tracy, Lord Vifcount Tra- 
cy of Rathcoole in the county of Dublin. 

Creation.] So created 12 January 1642, 18 Car. I. 

Arms.] Topaz, an efcallop in the chief point, dia- 
mond, between two bends, ruby. 

Crest.] On a cap of maintenance ruby, turned up, 
ermine, an efcallop, diamond, between two wings ere<9> 


Supporters.] Two falcons, proper^ their beaks and 

bells, gold. 

Motto.] MemoRia Pii ^EteRNA. 

Seats ] Todington in the county of Gloucefter, 8a 
miles from London ; Hales-abbey near Winchcomb in the 
fame county, a very large houfe, heretofore the habitations 
of the abbots, as appears by many religious figures and in- 
fcriptions in the rooms. 

**>>>>3g ^ <<< <<C<w < < 


16 A HIS ancient and noble family is defcended from Robert 

Robert. Bulkeley, Lord of the Manor of Bulkelcy in the county 

palatine of Chefter, in the reign of K. John, and was fuc- 

William. ceeded by his fon William, who had five fons, viz. Robert j 

Willcock, of Petty-hall in that county (whofe fon Richard 


* Lodge* 


married Mary, daughter of Hugh Venables, Baron of 
Kinderton, and had an only Ton of his own name) ; Ro- 
ger, of Orton-Madock in Chefnire ; Ralph (feated at 
Rudal-Heath in the fame county, but died without ifTue) ; 
and David, from whom the Bulkeieys of Bickerton in 
Chefhire defcended. 

Robert, of Bulkeley, the elded fon, married a daughter Robert, 
of Thomas Butler of Warrington in Chefhire, by whom 
he had two fons and four daughters, viz. William his 
heir ; and Peter, anceflor to the Bulkeieys of Wore in 
Shropfhire, and Broxton in Chefhire : the daughters were, 
Alice married to Weaver; Maude to Hamp- 
ton ; Jane to John Larkton ; and Margaret to Gruffyth 
Vychan ap Jer Gruffyth ap Jervorth Goch. 

William, the eldeft fon, was living at Bulkeley in the William, 
year 1302, and was twice married, firft to Maud, daugh- 
ter of Sir John Davenport, Knt. by whom he had five 
fons, viz. William, living at Bulkeley in 1314 (but his 
line terminated in a grand-daughter, Alice, wife to Tho- 
mas Holford of Holford in Chefhire) ; Robert, of whom 
prefently ; Roger (to whom his father gave the manor of 
Norbury in Chefhire, and which became the furname of 
his defendants) ; Thomas (feated at Alpraham in Che- 
fhire, in right of his wife Alice, daughter and coheir to 
Matthew Alpraham, of Alpraham, by whom he left a 
daughter and fole heir Hellen, married to Sir Thomas 
Ardern of Aldford in Chefhire, Knt.); and Peter. Wil- 
liam married fecondly Alice, daughter of Bryan St. Piere* 
and had one fon Richard, to whom he gave the manor of 
Preflland in Chefhire, whereupon he aflumed that fur- 
name, and which his defendants continued to ufe. 

Robert, the fecond fon of William, became feated at Robert,- 
Eaton in Chefhire ; he was merit! of the county in 1341, 
and married Ifabel, daughter of Philip Egerton of Malpas 
in Chefhire, and by her had a daughter Cecily, married 
to Thomas Weaver of Chefhire, and two fons, Robert, 
from whom the Bulkeieys of Eaton defcend ; and Richard, 
anceflor to the Vifcount Bulkeley *- 

Robert Bulkeley of Eaton, Efq. (ft) led Junior during Family of 
his father's life) ferved the office of fherifT for Chefhire in Eaton, 
I 34 I > 15 Edw. III. and had two fons, John; and Robert, 
jivhofe only child Ellen was married to William, fon of Ro- 

* Supplement to Colli nVs Peerage, 


bert Wetenhall, by whom me had two daughters, Let- 
tice, married to William Praers of Baddeleigh (whofe 
daughter and heir Agnes was wife to Richard Bromley of 
Chedleton, Efq. 9 Hen. IV.) ; and Agnes, firfl: married 
to Matthew Domville, and fecondly to John Piggot. 
John Bulkeley of Eaton, Efq. living 20 Rich. II. was father 
of Sir William Bulkeley of Eaton, Chief Juftice of Chefter 
in the reign of Henry IV. who was alio living 30 
Hen. VI. and marrying Margaret, daughter of Sir Rich- 
ard Molyneux of Sephton, by Elizabeth his wife, lifter to 
Thomas, Earl of Derby, had iffue four fons and four 
daughters, viz. 

(1) Thomas, who fucceeded at Eaton. 

(2) Arthur, living 25 Hen. VIII. who left iffue, Richard ; 
William ; Thomas ; and Edward. 

(3) Richard living in 1439, and 

(4) Ralph, who married the daughter and heir of 
Vernon of Whitcroft in Chefhire, and of Parwick in Der- 
byfhire, with whom he had thofe lands, and by her was 
father of William Bulkeley, an officer under the Lord 
Audley, and matter of the wardrobe, who for his fervices 
had his eftate confirmed to him, by the name of William 
the Hunter ; and his fon Richard, who died 6 Hen. VII. 
obtaining the Lordmip of Stanlowe in Staffordfhire by the 
marriage of Joan, daughter and heir to Richard Sherratt, 
Lord of Cheddleton and Stanlowe, his pofterity was deno- 
minated from thence ; he had iffue William, who died 
young ; and Humphry his fucceffor, who 16 Henry 
VIII married Joan, daughter of . Egerton and 
had William his heir, on whom he entailed his eftates in 
Derbyfhire and Staffordfhire ; he was fucceeded by his fori 
Thomas, who in 1573, married Catharine, daughter of 
Ralph Holingfliead of Baddefley, Efq and had iffue Ar- 
thur, Alexander, Timothy, and Fortune." Arthur the eld- 
cft married Joyce, daughter of Ralph Amenhurfl: of Afh- 
enhurfl, Efq. and had five fons and three daughters of 
whom John the eldeft, married firfl: Elenor, daughter of 
Thomas Bennyon, Efq. by whom he had three daughters, 
viz. Anne, Mary, and Alice. He married fecondly Sa- 
rah, daughter of Edward Manwaring of Whitmore, 
Efq. and by her had three fons and two daughters, viz. 
Thomas ; Arthur, (who married Elizabeth, daughter of 


* Ledge, 


James Fox of Manchefter, merchant, Ton of Sir Patrick 
Fox of Weftmeath, Knt. and had four daughters, Ele- 

nor married to * Palmer ; Elizabeth, to 

Jackfon of the county of Meath ; Sarah to But- 
ler of the county of Kilkenny ; and Margaret to 

Lamprey of Dublin, by whom {he had Arthur, high lhe- 
riff of the city of DuHIin in 1755); John ; Elenor ; and 
Sarah. Thomas, who fucceeded, married Al.ce, daugh- 
ter or Godfrey Froggett of Stailey merchant, and had 
John his heir, living in 1675 and many other children . 

The daughters were Maud, (married to Thomas Hol- 
ford of Holford, Efq. living 29 Hen. VI. by whom fhe 
had Sir George Holford, great-grandfather to Chriifo- 
pher, whofe only daughter Mary was the wife of Sir Hugh 
Cholmondeley, anceftor to the Vifcount Cholmondeley of 
Kells) j Petronilla, (to Richard Brett of Dunham, Efq.); 
Catharine (to Randal Brereton of Malpas, E r q. and was 
mother of Sir Randal, Chamberlain of Chefter, made a 

Banneret at the fiege of Toufnay) ; and , to John 

Minmull of Minthull, Efq. all in the county of Chefter. 

Thomas Bulkeley, E'q. who fucceeded his father Sir 
William at Eaton, married Jane, daughter of Sir Geffrey 
Warburton, and had three ions and two daughters, viz. 
Thomas, who married Eleanor, daughter of Sir William 
Brereton, of Brereton, by his wife Maud, daughter of 
John Dutton of Dutton, relief of Sir William Booth of 
Dunham-Maffey, Bart, and by her, who remarried with 
Hugh Cholmondeley, Efq. had a fon Thomas, who died 
without iffue by his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas 
Venables, Efq. ; Robert, whofe fon William died unmar- 
ried ; William, whofe two fons, Robert, and R. chard di- 
ed without iffue ; Genet, or Joan, married to Roger Pulef- 
ton of Kimbrall, Efq. ; and Elizabeth, to John Frobifher 
of Chirke in Flintihire, Efq. This branch of the family 
being brought to its period, we return to 

Richard, fecond fon of Robert Bulkeley of Eafon and Richard. 
Agnes his wife, anceftor to the Lord Bulkeley. He mar- 
ried Agnes, daughter and coheir to Roger Cheadle of 
Cheadle in the county of Chefter, Efq. 1507, by whom 
he had Richard his heir, and three daughters, Clementia, 
Alice, and Margery married to Sir La warm Warren of 
Poynton in the faid county. Richard, who fucceeded, Richard. 
took to wife Alice, daughter of Sir Ralph Bedeck, and 
Vol. V. C had 

* Loci ge , 


William, had William Bulkeley of Cheadle, Efq. who in the reign 
of Henry VJ. being conftable of Beaumaris in the Ille of 
Anglefey, prevented the Duke of York from landing there 
in his return from Ireland, to join the Earl of Warwick 
againft the King. He married Ellen, daughter of Guilli- 
am ap Griffith of Pentrie, Efq. and died in 1484, (2 
Rich. III.) having iifue fix fnns and four daughters, viz. 
Rowland of Beaumaris ; William of Burgat in Hantlhire 
(who bv the daughter and heir of Sir John Popham, had 
Robert his heir, who married Anne, daughter of John 
Pointz of Acton in Gloucefterfhire, and had iffue three 
fons, of whom Robert the eldeft, living in 1565, marri- 
ed Joan, daughter of William Gafcoigne of Carrington, 
Efq. and was anceftor, by his fon William, to the family 
at Burgat) 5 Hugh; Richard; Edward or Edmund, who 
died young.; William ; Genet, married to Hugh Lewel- 
len ; Ellen, to Robert Meredyth ; Alice ; and Agnes. 

Rowland. Rowland Bulkeley of Beaumaris, Efq. married Alice, 
daughter and heir to William Beconfal of Beconfal in 
Lancaflitre, Efq. by his wife the daughter and heir to 
Aftiton, and had five fons and two daughters, viz. 
Richard his heir ; Thomas ; John ; William of Portha- 
mel in the Ifle of Anglefey ; Hugh ; Henry ; Robert ; 
Ellen, (the firft wife of Sir William Norreys of Efpeake in 
Lancaihire, whofe fon and heir William was flain in Muf- 
celburgh-fight, without iffue) ; and Margaret, married t2 
June 1 531 to George Booth of Dunham in Chefhire, Efq* 
to whom Hie was firft wife, and died childlefs. 

Family of William Bulkeley or PorthameH, the fourth fon, marri- 

Portha- et ] El[ cn ^ daughter and heir to Richard ap Meredyth' ap 
Thomas of Porthamell, in whofe right he became feated 
there, and had iffue Rowland his fucceffor; Richard, Ro- 
bert, Hugh, and John, who died without ifTue ; Tho- 
mas and William, both of Lanvechell ; Catharine ; 
Ellen, married to John Owens of Lfandyffnan ; and Anne, 
to Rowland ap Rys Wyn of Llanidowe. Rowland, the 
cldett fon married Alice, daughter of John Conway of 
Portriathan, and had Richard ; Thomas ; John who left 
no ifiuc ; William ; Hugh ; Henry ; and Ellen, the wife 
of Daniel, fon of Sir R.ichard Bulkeley, Km. -Richard, 
who fuccceded, married Margaret, daughter of William 
Lloyd, and had iffue Rowland; William; Richard ; 
Hugh ; Ellen ; Mary ; Margaret ; Elizabeth ; and Anne, 
married to Thomas Dulton of Caernarvon, Efq. Row- 


land was living at Porthamell in the year 1600, and mar- 
rying Jane, daughter and heir to Robert Bulkcley of 
Grynlyn, Efq. had William his fuccefTor, who took to wife 
Marv, daughter of Dr. Launcelot Bulkcley, Archbifhop 

of Dublin, and had twofons,- , and Launcelot, who both 

died unmarried ; Rowland who iucceeded, (and was father 
of Francis Bulkeley of Porthamell, Efq. who died without 
iffue) ; Margaret, Alice, Jane, all died unmarried ; and 
Grifiild, the wife of Robert Lloyd of Placenewyd in the 
county of Denbigh, Efq. by whom me had Edward 
Lloyd, who died ifTuelefs ; Frances, who died unmarried ; 
Alice, married to the Rev. Stephen Vaughan of Kilkenny ; 
Dorothy, to Richard Connel of the fame city, Efq. ; and 
Mary, to Michael Boyle, Gent. 

Sir Richard Bulkeley, who fucceeded his father Rowland Sir 
at Beaumaris, was honoured with Knighthood, and made Richard, 
Chamberlain of North-Wales in 1534 (26 Hen VIII.) and 
marrying Catharine, daughter to Sir William Griffith of 
Penryn in the county of Caernarvon, junior chamberlain 
of North-Wales, had four fons and two daughters, Rich- 
ard ; Rowland; John; Thomas; Eleanor, fecond wife of 
John Ardern of Hawarden in Chelhire, Efq. living in 
1568 ; and Jane, married to Maurice Gwyn (or Wynne) 
of Gwyther in Caernarvonshire, Efq. and was mother of 
Sir John Wynne, created a Baronet 29 June 161 1. 

Sir Richard Bulkeley of Beaumaris and of Cheadle, the Sir 
elded fon, was knighted 1576 ; ferved in parliament, for Richard, 
the county of Anglefey in the reigns of Q. Mary, and Q^ 
Elizabeth ; to the latter of whom he proved an excellent 
foldier and faithful fervant on feveral occafions ; and was 
alio chamberlain of North-Wales. Me married to his firft 
wife Margaret, daughter of Sir John Savage of Rock-Sa- 
vage in Cheihiie ; and to his fecond wife Anne (or Agnes) 
daughter of Thomas Needham of Shenton, Efq. by whom 
he had eight fons and two daughters, viz. Launcelot, Ar- 
thur, Triilram, who ail died young ; George, Edward, 
both died without iiTue ; Launcelot, Archbifhop of Dub- 
lin, of whom prefently ; Arthur, (Vicar of Coydan in 
1596, 38 Eliz^, who marrying Jane, daughter and heir to 
Rhvfe Wyn ap William ap Price of Coydan, had ifTue 
William ; Thomas, who married Elizabeth, daughter o: 
John Brereton of Eglefham ; and Catharine, wife to 
Peter Hanmer of Carvalach, El^- -William, the elder 
fon, married firft Ajjnes, daughter or William Williams 

C 7. & 


of Coghwithlan, by whom he had two fons, William and 
Arthur ; and fecondly Anne, daughter of David Lloyd of 
Llodyard in Anglefey, by whom he had a daughter Anne. 
William, whofucceeded, married firft Margaret, daughter 
of Richard Parry, Biihop of St. Afaph, by whom he 
had four fons and one daughter, viz. Richard, anceftor to 
the Bulkeleys ofCoydan; Rev. Launcefot Bulkeley, John, 
Charles, and Ellen ; and by his fecond wife, the daughter 
of . Gayner, he had two daughters, Mary and Ca- 
tharine); Triftram the youngeft fon of Sir Richard, mar- 
ried Anne, daughter of Jenkyn ap Griffith ap Lhuellyn, 
and had two ions and four daughters, John, who died 
ehildleJs ; William, who married Anne, daughter and 
heir to Owen Griffith of Dreaven ; Agnes, wife to Hugh, 
fecond fon of Pierce Lloyd of Gathodoge ; Mary ; Jane ; 
and Genet. Sir Rjchard's two daughters were Grizel, 
(married to Sir Henry Power of Beriham in Denbighfhire, 
conftable of the caftle or Maryborough, Knight Marefcha! 
of Ireland, governor of Leix, privy counfellor, and cre- 
ated Vifcoimt Vaientia I March 1620, who dying with- 
out iflue 25 May 1642, was fucceeded in that title by Sir 
Francis Annefley ; and (he departing this life at Chapel- 
Izod 8 September 1641, was buried the 17 in St. Patrick's 
church, Dublin) ; and Mary, married to James Eaton of 
Dudlefton in the county of Salop, Efq. 
Family of Do&or Launcelot Bulkeley, the fixth fon, was admitted 
Bulkeley. a Commoner in Brazen-Nofe College, Oxford, in 1587, 
nets ' the 18 year of his age, and taking his degree of A. M. in 
1593, was I 3 November that year ordained deacon by 
Hugh Bellot, Bishop of Bangor, and the fame day infti- 
tuted to the rectory of Landyffnan, to which was added 4 
March following That of Llandegvan, otherwife Beau- 
maris, of which the Lord Bulkeley is patron. On 25 
March 1594 the fame Bifhop conferred on him pried: 's or- 
ders in his cathedtal ; after which being made archdeacon, 
of Dublin, he took the degree of D. D. in that univerfi- 
ty ; and by letters patent, dated 1 1 Auguft 161 9, was pro- 
moted to that archiepifcopal fee ; foon after which he was 
called into the privy council ; and 15 April 1624 appoint- 
ed one of the commiffioners for the prefer vat ion of the 
peace in the provinces of Leinfter and Ulfter, during the 
L. D. Falkland's abfence to vifit and fettle the new planta- 
tions in the north, f He deceafed at his palace of Tal- 


^ Whilft he fat in this See, he purchafed the eftate of Dunlavan, 
Tervant, Merginftown, certain hoilfes and lands in Rathcoole^ vritll 
otheg hereditaments in the counties of Dublin and Wicklovr. 


lagbt 8 September 1650, in the 82 year of his age, and 
was buried in St. Patrick's cathedral ; and having married 
Alice, daughter of Rowland jBulkeley of Beaumaris, Efq. 
had iffae by her *, who was buried with him in Fe- 
bruary 1654, two fons and two daughters, viz. the Rev. 
William Bulkeley, archdeacon of Dublin ; Rev. Richard 
Bulkeley, D. D. of Bawne, who died about the beginning 
of the troubles of 1641, and left three orphans under the 
tuition of their uncle William.; Mary, married to Willi- 
am Bulkeley of Porthamell, Efq. as before fpecified ; and 
Griflild, to the Rev. Ambrofe Aungier x . 

William, the eldeft fon, D. D. and archdeacon of Dub- 
lin, lived at Miltown, which, with many other houfes and 
catties, belonging to the proteftant nobility and gentry, in 
the counties or Dublin and Wicklow, were burned in 
1 641, to prevent the Engiiih from planting any garrifon 
in thofe parts ; and it appears from the depositions concern- 
ing the murders and lofTes of the proteflants, that he alio 
ioft in rents 530I. a year; in ftock, 450I. in buildings at 
Old-Bawne, which were wafted and deftxoyed, 5000I. in 
rents, tithes, &c. at Dunlavan and elfewhere, 63 15I. that 
his father, the Archbiihop, loft in catrie, houfes burnt and 
rents, 370I. and the orphans of his brother, 503I. 18s.' 
He was a peribn of great virtue and piety ; one, who 
made it his employ only to ferve the church ; and his di- 
verfion only to improve and adorn his ellate with planta- 
tions, which from a rude, deiblate and wild land, he 
.brought to a moil delightful patrimony -j-. He married 


# The commifTioners of government having publifhed an order 
to prevent the killing of lambs, on account of the great decay and 
fcarcity of fheep, upon the pain of ten ihillings for each lamb, to 
he paid as well by the killer as the eater ; fhe petitioned the go- 
vernment for licence to eat lamb, by reafon of her great age, and 
weaknefs of body In confideration whereof her petition was grant- 
ed, and (he had a licence 17 March 165s, to kill and drefs fo much 
as fhould be necefiary for her own uie and eating, not exceeding 
three lambs in the whole for that year : And the fame day fhe had 
their permiffion to take fuch iiudds for her own ufe as did of right 
belong to her - having received an order 18 February preceding, to 
poffefs her land? about Rathcoole garrifon, and to difpofe of the 
fame to her belt advantage, paying contribution, provided fhe 
planted them with Englifh tenants. 

y As afljgnee to Sir James Oaige, he had a grant from K, 
Charles I. 5 March 1627, to him, his heirs and affignes, of the towns 
and lands of Tefnavan, otherwife Steghneven, Drumie, Lifnakill, 
LoghanMon, Oldbawne, otherwife Shanbawne, Killtallovvnn, Cap- 
poge, he. in the counties of Dublin and Wicklow, to hold in C ( t 
uite, by knight's fervice. 

1 See Packenham, Countefs o^JLongford, 


Elizabeth, l daughter * of Henry Mainwaring of Kilken- 
ny, Efq. matter in chancery, who died I March 1635, 
and was buried in St. Mary's chapel in the cathedral 
church of St. Canice by his fecond wife Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Ralph Skipwith of Parkbury in the county of Hert- 
ford, Efq. and 3 December 1670, being in the 73 year of 
his age, he made his will, and died the next year, having 
iffue by her, who deceafed in 1679, three fons and three 
daughters, viz. Sir Richard ; Arthur, who died unmarri- 
ed in 1666; Launcelot:, whoalibdieda batchelor ; Alicia, 
a married to Henry Martin, Efq. -f ; Mary, (to Launcelot 
Dowdall of Mountown in Meath, Efq. and died 3 Decem- 
ber 1668, having two fons, Bulkeley, who died unmarri- 
ed ; and Launcelot, who left no iflueby his wife Levina, 
daughter of John Philips of Newtown-Lemavady in the 
county of Derry, Efq.) ; and Agnes, fir ft married to Ed^ 
ward Chichefter, Efq. grandfon of Edward, Vifcount Chi- 
chefter ; fecondly to Roger Mafterfon of Profpecl and Mo-* 
nyfeed in the county of Wexford, Efq and by him had an 
only fon Henry, whom by his will, dated 15 February 
1679, he left under the care of his uncle Sir Richard Bul- 

"Which Sir Richard, who fucceeded at Old-Bawne, was 
alfo feated at Dunlavan in the county of Wicklow, where 
lie had a fair eftate J> and being a man of great merit and 


* She brought into the family divers cafiles, houfes and gardens 
r.ear to, and within the precinct of the Dominican Abbey of Black 
Friars in Kilkenny ; the impropriate rectories of Bananogh, other- 
wife Caitledough, Dyfert, and Kilferah, with the glebes thereof, 
&c. in the county of Kilkenny. 

-p He was fon and heir to Anthony, Bifhop of Meath, by Catha- 
rine, daughter of Sir Robert Nevvcomen, Bart, and his iitue were 
71enry Martin, Efq. ; Launcelot, and Elizabeth, who both died un- 
married ; and Alicia, firft married to Thomas Whitfield, Efq. by 
whom me had no iflue, and fecondly to Rev. William Moore of 
Ballyknew in the county of Wexford, by whom fne had three fons 
and two daughters, and died in September 1737. 

X Upon his reprefentation to the King, that the town of Dunlavan 
lay near the mountains of the county of Wicklow, and that there 
was a great want in that part of the country of Markets and fairs, 
to which the inhabitants of the faid mountains and other parts ad- 
jacent might refort, to buy fuch things as they wanted, and to fell 
fuch commodities as they had to fpare ; and that the faid town was 
a place very convenient for thofe ufes , his Majeily, 24 March 166 j, 


* Mentioned in her grandmother's will, 
3 In his father's will. 


goodnefs, was honoured with the dignity of a Baronet, by 
privy feal, dated at Whitehall 24 September, and by pa- 
tent ' 9 December 1672. In 1659 he married fir ft Catha- 
rine, daughter and coheir to John Byffe, Efq. chief Baron 
of the Exchequer, and by her, who died in 1664, in the 
2i year of her age, had two fons, Richard and John, His 

fecond wife was Dorothy, 2 daughter of . v\ bitfield, 

Efq. by whom he had no iffue, and dying in 1685, fhe re- 
married with "William Worth, Efq. Baron of the Exche- 
quer, died 12 January 17,04, and was buried in St. Pa- 
trick's church. 

Sir Richard Bulkeley, the fecond Baronet, had his edu- 
cation in the univerfities of Dublin and Oxford, taking his 
degree of A. B. in the latter 21 May 1680 ; and (as he 
tells us himfelf) was a perfon of good* underftanding and 
reafon, which in divers refpects were much improved by the 
imperfect fymmetry and deformity of his body ; for, in the 
courfe of his childhood his faculties were fo extraordinary, 
that in a few years he acquired a very great meafure of 
learning, and was bleffed with fo great memory, that his 
learning and knowledge were therein moft fecurely treafur- 
ed up. At 16 years of age (he fays) he had a large ftock 
of human learning, and faculties of foul fcarcely equalled ? 
wit, fancy, and apprehenfion extraordinary ; but a memo- 
ry almoft miraculous. ^-Yet, with all this fund of reafon 
and literature, he was ftrangeiy deluded and led away by 
the unreasonable infatuations of a fet of enthufialtical pre- 
tenders to prophecv, who hrft appeared among the French 
Ca?nifars and Huguenots ; wich whom he engaged (o deeply, 
that not only his eftate partly fnpplied their extravagan- 
cies ; but he proftituted his excellent pen in defence of 
their frenzy, and mifapplied his great capacity ana good 
fenfe, by fubmitting them to their grouncftefs delufions ; 
and was only prevented by death from felling his eftate to 
diftribute among" them.' -In the 2z year of his a^e he fuc- 


granted him a Wednefday market, and two lair? to be held, on the 
fecond Tuefday in rVJay, and the fecund Tuefday after Michaelmas, 
each to continue for two days ; which grant oji 1 June 1692 was re- 
newed to his fon Sir Richard, with the alteration of the day, viz. a 
weeklv Friday market for live cattle, and ajftSaturday market for 
the accommodation of the inhabitants of the town and neighbour- 
hood. For whoie greater convenience the Right Honourably 

James Tyr.te. heir to the family, built a beautiful market 7 hpufe ; 

1 Rot. Anno 24 Car. II. S p. F : . 

2 Mtej tioned in .his grandfather's wil}. 


ceeded his father, and was F. R. S. but died in 171Q, and 
lies buried in his impropriate church of Ewell in Surry 
(where he had a handfome houfe, which was purchafed 
from his heirs by Sir William Lewen, Lord Mayor of 
London, in 17 18) under a black marble under the altar, 
with his coat-armour thereon engraven, and this inscrip- 
tion ; 


Here Iyeth the Body of 

Sir Richard Bulkeley, Bart, 

Who departed this Life, 

April the 7 th. 17 10, 

in the 47th Year 

Of his Age, 

And alfo Lucy his Wife, 

Who departed this Life 

October the 9th. 17 10 in the 47th 

Year of her Age. 

She was daughter of Sir George Downing of Hat ley m 
the county of Cambridge, Bart. ; but by her, who in Au- 
guff. 1 7 10 remarried with the aforefaid William Worth, Efq. 
having an only fon, who died an infant, the title ceafed ; 
and his brother John, who died 18 July 1699, in the 38 
year of his age, having married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Henry Whitfield, Efq. had one fon who died an infant, 
and one daughter Hefter, who became heir to the eflate, 
and was married 15 April 1 702 to James Worth Tynre, Efq. 
(younger fon of the faid Mr. Baron Worth) member of 
parliament for Youghall, and one of his Majefty's privy 
council ; and fhe deceafing 9 Augufl 1723, had two fons ? 
Henry, buried at St. Patrick's 5 February 1709 ; and Wil- 
liam, buried there 20 Auguft 1 7 10. 

We now return to the iflue of Sir Richard Bulkeley of 
Beaumaris, by his firft wife Margaret Savage, which were 
fix fons and five daughters, viz. Sir Richard his fuccefibr ; 

John (who by Margaret, daughter of Morgan, had a 

fon Charles and a daughter Margaret) ; Daniel (who mar- 
ried Ellen, daughter of Rowland Bulkeley of Portharnelf, 
and had four fons fens and two daughters, Richard, Row- 
land, Thomas, John, Margaret, and Ellen) ; William, 
Thomas, Charles, died without ifTue ; Jane, married to 
Robert ap Hugh Creythin i Margaret, and Eilen died un- 


married ; Elizabeth, married to Owen Holland, Efq. ; 
and Catharine, to Griffith ap John Griffith of Lyn. 

Sir Richard Bulkeley, who lucceeded at Beaumaris, was Sir 
knighted, and by K. James's inftructions to William, Rkhar4, 
Lord Compton, prefident of Wales, dated 12 November 
1617, was appointed of council to his Lordfhip for that 
principality. He died 28 June 1621, and was buried at 
Beaumaris with his anceftors ; having married firft Catha- 
rine, daughter of Sir William Davenport of Broomhal! 
in the county of Chefter ; and fecondly Mary, daughter of 
William, Lord Borough of Gainfborough in the county of 
Lincoln, (grandfather of Thomas, Lord Borough, Mho 
died L. L. of Ireland) by his wife Catharine, daughter of 
Edward, Earl of Lincoln. By the firft wife he had one 
daughter Elizabeth, and a fon Richard Bulkeley of Chea- 
dle, Efq. who died before him, leaving by Catharine, 
daughter of George Need ham of Thornlet in the countv 
of Derby, Efq. Richard; Peter; Humphry; Francis, a 
captain in Virginia; Dorothy; Lucy; and Catharine. 
Richard, the eldeft fon, who fucceeded at Cheadie, mar- 
ried Dorothy, daughter of Sir William Hopkins, Knt. and 
having an only child Dorothy, who was married to Henry, 
tMrd fon of Sir Benjamin Ayloffe, Bart, ihe was mother 
of Sir John AylofFe of Stanford-Rivers in Elfex, who fuc- 
ceeded his uncle Sir Benjamin in the title, and dying 10 
December 1730, unmarried, the honour devolved on his 
coufin Sir Jofeph, who married Margaret, daughter and 
fole heir to Thomas Raiiton of Carhile in Cumberland, 
Efq. and had Jofeph, whodied'io. December 1756, aged 
2i. Sir Richard Bulkeley's iiTue by his fecond wife, the 
Lord Borough's daughter, were two ions and three daugh- 

Sir Richard, who married Anne, daughter of Thomas (1) 
Wilford of Kent, and had Richard, who died childlefs by 

his wife, the daughter of - Hill ; Peter, who died 

unmarried; Robert; Margaret, married to John Body- 
chan of Bodychan in the Ille of Anglefey ; and Anne, to 
Dr. Robert Lloyd. 

Thomas, created Vifcount Bulkeley. (2) 

Daughter Eleanor, married to Sir Thomas Porter of the (1) 
county of Warwick. 

Margaret, to George Shelleto of Heath in Yorkshire, (2) 





(3) Penelope, in 16 14 to Sir Edwyn Sandys of "Worfburgh, 

Ton a iid heir to Sir Samuel Sandys of Omberfley in the 
county of Worcefter, Knt ana died in 1680, having iffue 
four fans and three daughters, whereof Samuel, theeldeft, 
was greatgrandfather of Samuel; created Lord Sandys, 
Baron of Omberfley. 

Thomas, Thomas, the younger fon, was feated at Baron-Hill 
1 near Beaumaris, and being a perfon of great merit and 

\'iicount. ftj-jft loyalty to K. Charles I. wa-s advanced by patent * un- 
der the privy feal, bearing date at Oxford 6 January 1643, 
to the dignity of Vifcount Bulkeley of Caihel.He marri- 
ed firft Blanch, daughter of Robert Coytmore of Coytmorc 
in the county of Caernarvon, Efq. and fecondly the daugh- 
ter of Mr. Cheadle, who was fome time his Lordftnp's Stew- 
ard, but by her he had no iffue, and gave way to fate by 
pcifon.- His children were five fons and four daughters, 
viz. colonel Richard Bulkeley, (heir apparent, who was 
treacheroufly killed by Richard Cheadle, for which he was 
executed at Conway, and left no iffue by his wife Catha- 
rine, younger daughter of Sir Roger Moftyn of Moftyn in 
the county of Flint, Knt.) ; Robert, who iucceeded to the 
title ; Thomas, (of Dinas in the county of Caernarvon, 
who married Jane, daughter and coheir to Griffith Jones 
of Caftlemarch, Efq.); Henry (who was matter of the 
houfehold toK Charles II. and James II. married Lady So- 
phia Stewart, and had James, who fettled in France ; Francis; 
Charlotte, married to Daniel, Vifcount Clare ; Anne, to 
James, Duke of Berwick; Henrietta; andLaura 1 ); Ed- 
wyn, died unmarried ; Catharine (married to Richard Wood 
of Rofmore, Efq.) ; Lumley, to Piers Lloyd of Lifgway, 
Efq.) ; Mary, (fecond wife of Sir Roger Moftyn of Mof- 
tyn in Flintfhire, created a Baronet 3 Auguft 1660, and 
{he dying 16 October 1662, had iffue five ions and three 


* The preamble. Cum regirt Dignitati omnis, fecundum Deum, 
univerfos ct finguloi in Regnis npftris et: DUionibus ad Titulos &: ho- 
nores provehendi Poteftas eoncelfa eft; Nos Perfqnam dileCtiifimi 
Subditi noitri Thorna* Bulkeley Armigeri, ex antiquimma Profapia 
Bulkeleorum in Infula noftra Mann oriundi, plurimifque ex Aitgli- 

<jpimie meremiuus cuiii, i|ulhu:j: ;j.ic vcui^ia iuiuici putiini, ci 
omni erc;a ros Pietate ct Cultura fuperare conatur, rite pejpenden- 
tes et concedentes, eum ad Statum, Gradum, Stilum, Pignitarem, 
'.'. 'ittilum et BonoremYicecomiris Bulkeley deCafhell in Regno npftro 
Hiberniae provehere e* promove re de^revlmus, Sciaii^ igitur, oic, 
[Rot r Annb 17 Car, II, 2*. p. f.) 

1 Collins's Supp. 


daughters, of whom Sir Thomas, the eldefl: Ton, was 
grandfather to Sir Thomas Moftyn, who died in 1737, 
whofe fon and heir Sir Roger, died 5 Mav 1739, and ms 
fon Sir Thomas who died 24 March 1758, was father of 
Sir Roger Moftyn the prefent Baronet) ; and Penelope. 

Robert, the fecond Vifcount, in 1658 was fheriff of the Robert 
county of Anglefey, and ferved for that fhire in the parlia- 2 
inent, which reftored K. Charles IL continuing to be its Vifcount. 
reprefentative to his death, which happened 18 October 
1688. He married Sarah, daughter of Daniel Hervey of 
Coombe in Surry, E r q. and had three fons and fix daugh- 
ters; viz. Richard his fucceflbr ; Robert, (educated at Ox- 
ford, and prefented 23 May 1683 v.ith the degree of 
L. L. D. by James, Duke of York, was member of parli- 
ament for Beaumaris) ; Thomas, reprefentative o\ the 
county of Caernarvon; Elizabeth, born in 1655, marri- 
ed to John Gr frith of Glyn in Caernarvonihire, Efq. ; 
Catharine, to Philip Atkinfon, D. D ; Penelope, who 
died unmarried; Lumley ; Martha, to Roger Price, of 
Rhiwias, Efq. ; and Eleanor, to Sir William Smith, of 
Vinhall, Bart. 

Richard, the third Vifcount Bulkcley, was born in Richard, 
1658 ; reprefented the county of Anglefey in all the parli- 3 
aments from that, which met at Oxford 21 March 1 680, Vifcount, 
to his death ; and in 1701 was appointed vice-admiral of 
the North parts of Wales. He married firft Mary, eldefl 
daughter of Sir PHlip Egerton of Egerton and Oulton in 
the county of Chefter, Knt. fecond furviving fon of Sir 
Rowland Egerton, Bart.) by his wife Catharine, daughter 
and heir to Pierce Conway of Hendre in the county of 
Flint, Efq. and fecondly Elizabeth, daughter cf Henry 
White of Hawthlin in the county of Pembroke, Efq. (he 
died 13 June 1752 ; and his Lordfhip deceafing 9 Auguft 
1704, was fucceeded bv his only fon by his firft Lady. 

Richard, the fourth Vifcount, who was alfo member for Richard, 
the county of Anglefey in feveral parliaments, in the reigns m 4 
of Q. Anne and K. George L ; which honour, together ^ lfcoulU - 
with thofe of conitable of Beaumaris-caftle, and chamber- 
lain of North-Wales, have been almoft without interup- 
tion continued in this noble family from the reign of Q. 
Elizabeth On 2 September 17 13 he was alfo made con- 
ftable of Caernarvon-caftle, but in November 17 14 was 
fncceeded therein by the Earl of Radnor ; and 4 June 
1724 departed this life at Bath, having diftine-nifhed him- 
felf by a fteady adherence to principles of loyalty, a difin- 



fcerefted zeal for the good of his country, and the {triSen* 
regard to all focral virtues. He married Lady Bridget Ber- 
tie, eldeff. daughter of James, firil Earl of Abingdon, by 
his firft wife Eleanora, eldeft daughter and coheir to Sir 
Henry Lee of Ditchley in Oxfordlbire, Bart, and by her, 
who died in June j 753, near Thame in the county of Ox- 
ford, left iffue two ions, Richard and James, fuccefTive 
Vifcountsj and fix daughters, Bridget, who died un- 
married ; Eleanor-Maria, married to George Harvey of 
Tiddington in Oxfordfhire, Efq. ; Anne, to William 
Bertie, D. D. brother to Willoughby, third Earl of Abing- 
don ; Elizabeth, to William Price of Rulace, Efq.; Lum- 
ley and Sarah, both died unmarried J o 

Kichard, Richard, the fifth Vifcount, born in 1708, was chofen 
5 24 March 1730 member of parliament for Beaumari^ ; was 

\iLcount. con ft ab]e of thatcadle, and chamberlain of North-Wales 5 
married 12 January J73 1 ' 2 the daughter and heir of 
Lewis Owen of Peniarth in Merrionethfliire, Efq. by his 
wife, the daughter of Sir William Williams, Bart, and 
dying 15 March 1738 without itfue by her, who in May 
1739 remarried with Edward, third fon of John Williams 
of Chefler, Efq. was fucceeded by his brother 
James, James, the lixth Vifcount Bulkeley, who 19 April 1730 

Vifclmt Was chofen to fypply hls P Iac e in parliament ; was conita- 
* ble of the cattle of Beaumaris, and chamberlain of North- 
Wales. 5 Auguft 1749 he married Emma, only daughter 
and heir to Thomas Rowlands of Carew in the Ifle of An- 
gleky, Efq, ; by her he had ifftie two daughters, Bridget, 
born in 1749, who died 13 July 1766; and Eleonora- 
Maria, born in 1750 who died the fame year; and de- 
ceasing 23 April 1752 2 aet 35, left his Lady (who remar- 
ried in 1760, with Sir Hugh Williams, Bart, died 18 Au- 
guft 1770, and was buried at Kanvair yn Gherney in An- 
glefey) encicnt, of a fon 

Thcmas- Thomas-James, the feventh and prefent Vifcount Bul- 

James, keley, who was born in 1752 3 and n May 1784 was 

7 created a Peer of England by the title of Lord Bulkeley, 

\iicount. Baron of Beaumaris 26 April 1777 he married Eliza- 
beth-Harriot, only daughter of Sir George Warren ? 
Knight or the Bath, but has no iilue 4 . 

Titles.] Thomas-James Bulkeley, Vifcount Bulke- 
ley, and Baron of Beaumaris. 


* Collin's Supp. "2 Uifier's Otfice. S lfa in 

* WterVOttce, and Celiacs Supp, 


Creations.] V. Bulkeley of Cafhel in the county of 
Tipperary, 19 January 1643, l 9 Car. I. B. of Beaumaris 
in the Ifle of Anglefey 11 May 1784, 24 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Diamond, a cheveron between three bulls heads, 
caboiTed and armed, pearl. 

Crest.] In a ducal coronet, topaz, a bulFs-head 
pearl, armed, gold. 

Supporters.] Two bulls, pearl, armed and ungulcd, 
topaz, each gorged with a collar dancette, Ruby. 

Motto.] Nec Temere, Nec Timide. 

Seat.] Baron-Hill in the lfle of Anglefey, 241 miles 
from London. 




1 HE progenitor of this noble family attended the Nor- fj 
man Duke in his expedition to England ; being allied, as 
is proved by an old chronicle, to the Dukes of Little Bre- 
taigne, where the name dill continues in great repute ; 
after the kingdom of Ireland became fubject to the Engliui 
crown in the reign of Henry II, they removed hither, 
and upon their firfl arrival obtained large poffeflions at 
Beerhaven in the county of Cork, from the O Suillevans f 
befides which place, with the harbour and other creeks, 
their yearly revenues amounted to 1600I. fterling, a pro- 
digious income in thofe early times. Here they ilouriflied, 
until they were all cut off by a confpiracy of the Irifh, fo- 
mented by the aforefaid fept, the old proprietors of that 
part of the country, who fuffered none of the name to ef- 
cape their fury ; fo that the family mud have been extir- 
pated, had it not been providential!/ preferred by one of 



the principal young men thereof, who at that time was flu- 
dying the law in England -j- ; whence returning foon after* 
he fettled at Drumnagh near Dublin, where his poiferity 
remained until the reign of James I. when that place be- 
came the eftate of Sir Adam Loftus. 

This preferver of the family (whofe chriftian name is not 
recovered) was the father of two fons, Hugo, who died 
Reginald, without iffue 8 O&ober 1237, 21 Hen. III. and Reginald, 
who becoming heir to his brother, the King by patent con- 
firmed to him his inheritance of four carucates of land, 
Reginald, with their appurtenances, in Drumenagh and Tyrenure : 
And to him fucceeded another Reginald de Berneval (for ib 
the name was then written) living in the reigns of Edward 
U, and III. who in 1325 held of Anna de Cogan one ca- 
rucate and a half of land in Oldton, Corbally, and Hag- 
gard by fealty, homage, fuit of court and ten (hillings 
rent ; and 6 Edw. III. held five carucates in Drumenagh 
and Tyrenure in Capite, by the fervice of one Knight's 
fee.- He married the daughter of Molyneux of 

Sir Kilbride in the county of Kildare, and had iffue Sir Wul- 
TJlprain. franus (Ulpram) de Bernevall, who in the lafl mentioned 
Sir year was of full age, then fucceeding his father, and by 

Nicholas, the daughter of Berford, had Sir Nicholas Bernevall 

Sir of Drumenagh, whofe wife was the daughter of Roch- 

Ulpram. fort, and his fon and heir Sir Ulpram Bernevall, Knt. who 
Sir feated himfelf at Crickflown in the county of Meath, mar- 
Nicholas, rying the daughter of Arade, was father of Sir Ni- 
cholas Berneval!,, who by the daughter of Clifford 
had two Ions, Sir Chriftopher, his fucceffor at Crickflown, 
ancellor to the families of Crickflown and Trimlefton * ; 


Sir Chrif- * Which Sir Chriftopher of Crickflown in the county of 
topher. Meath, in 1445 and 1446 was Chief Juftice of the King's Bench, 

and marrying Lady Maud Drake, widow of Sir Drake of 

Drakerath, had iifue two Ions Sir Nicholas his heir, who fuc- 
ceeded at Crickitown j and Robert, from whom the Baron of 
Trimlefton defcends. 
Family Sir Nicholas of Crickftown, being bred to the profefllon of the 
f Crickf- law, was appointed, in confideration of his good and faithful fer- 

town , vices, Chief 1 uliice of the Court of Common Pleas for life, by patent 
Baronets. ' ^ 

\- Some attribute the family's prefervation to the principal per- 
fon's wife, who, being then big with child, efcaped by flight to 
Dublin, where (he was kindly received, and foon after delivered of 
a fon. But this feems a little improbable-, a woman with child 
fcemg very incapable of preferring herfelf by fuch a flight, 


t. rid John of Frankefton (otherwife Trimlefton) from whom 


the Lord Vilcount Kingiland derives. 

dated at Wcftmlnfter i Auguft 1461, and fworn into that Office 
14 April following. He married Ifmay, daughter and heir to 
Sir John, or Robert, Serjeant of Caftleknock near Dublin, and 
by her (who remarried with Sir Robert Bold, Baron of Ratoath) 
had Chriftopher his heir j and Edmund cf Dunbrow in the coun- 
ty of Dublin, who by Catharine, daughter and heir to the laid 
Sir Robert Bold, by his firft wife, had Elizabeth, married to 
Richard Talbot of Dublin ; and Robert, who fucceeded at Dun- 
brow, and by Ifabella, or Catharine, daughter of John Skelton 
Alderman of Dublin, had Mark of Dunbrow, who married 
Anne, daughter of Sir John Plunket of Bewiey, Knt. and relict 
of Sir William Birmingham, Baron of Carbury, by this Lady he 
had Robert, born about 1557, who 24 September 1593 brought 
one archer on horfeback, for the county of Dublin, to the ge- 
neral hotting at the hill of Tarah. He married Genet, daugh- 
ter of William Talbot of Malahyde, Efq. and had Edmund j "he 
married fecondly Kinborongh, daughter of Good, M. D. 
of London, and by her had James, heir to his brother Edmund ; 
Mark (of Dunbrow, who died in 1574, leaving a daughter 
Elizabeth, who became the wife of Thomas Fitz-Gerald of Lac- 
cagh, Efq.) j Richard ; Edmund ; Jane, married to Peter 
Barnewall of Tyrenure ; Kinborough, to Chriftopher Nugent, 
Efq. ; Alice ; and Mary. Edward, the fon of the nrft wife* 
fucceeded at Dunbrow after 163 1, and dying without illue, was. 
fucceeded by his half-brother James, who 20 February 1635, 
had a fpecial livery of his eftate. Chriftopher Barnewall, eldeit 
fon cf Nicholas, fucceeded at Crickilown, and marrying Ellen,, 
daughter of Peter, Lord Dunboyne, had iiTue Edward his heir ;. 
George (of Arrolfton in the county of Meath, who by Margaret, 
daughter of Sir Richard Euttace of Harriftown, Knt. brother 
to Thomas, Lord Kilcullen, had Nicholas his heir ; Edward, 
who by Anne, daughter of Thomas Nugent of Bracklyn, Efq. 
had two fons, Richard and Stadhyn ; Rowland, Richard, Oli- 
ver, all died without iffue ; Edmond of Cookftown in the coun- 
ty of Meath, who by Catharine White, was anceftor of George, 
living at Cookftown in 1615 ; Alicia, married in 1542, to Tho- 
mas Nugent of Bracklyn, Efq. ; Elizabeth, to Patrick Plunket 
of Gibftown ; and Margaret, to John Nugent of Killaghe. Ni- 
cholas, the eldefl fon, was of Arroldilon, married Ellinor, 
daughter of Oliver Plunket of Gibftown, and had Chriftopher,, 
who married Ifmay, daughter of Peter Barnewall, fon of Sir 
John, by his wife the daughter of Peter Nangle) ; Robert (off 
Moylagh in the county of Meath, whofe fon Thomas, by Ellen r 
daughter of Robert Oge Nugent of Newcaftle in the county of 
"Weitmeath, Efq. had Robert, who was father, by a daughter 



John. Which John was fheriff of the county of Meath in 
1433 (11 Hen. VI) and marrying Genet, daughter and 


of Robert Balfe of Galmollefton, of Edward of Moylagh, which 
Edward died 1*7 July 1632, leaving Patrick, his heir, a minor) ; 
and Barnabas, the younger fon had Patrick his heir, the father 
of Edmund Bamewall, Gent. Edward of Crickfton, eldeft fon 
of Chriftopher, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas 
Plunket of Dunfoghly, Knt. and by her (who remarried with 
William Wyfe of Waterfton) had Sir Chriftopher his heir ; 
Anne, married to Oliver Nugent of Drumcree in the county of 
"Weftmeath, Efq. ; and Genet, to Sir Robert Dillon, anceftor to 
the Earls of Rofcomon.-- - -Sir Chriftopher the only fon, of Crick- 
fton, married Catharine, younger daughter of Sir Chriftopher 
Fleming, Lord Slane, by a daughter of the houfe ofKildare, 
and had iix fons and feven daughters, viz. Sir Patrick his heir j 
Robert, John, and Nicholas, all dumb ; James ; Michael 
(of Athronan in the county of Meath, who married Anne,. 

daughter of Fitz-Lions, and widow of George Delahyde of 

Loughefque, Gent, and by her had Chriftopher ; John j Tho- 
mas ; Elizabeth married to Chriftopher, Lord Dunfany ; and 
Maud, to Henry Warren. Chriftopher who fucceeded at Ath- 
ronan, was father of James, whofe defcendant Patrick brought 
one archer on horieback to the general hofting at the hill of 
Tarah, 24 September 1 593) ; daughter Catharine, to Nicholas 
Huffey, Efq. Bnron of Galtrim ; Margaret, to Robert, fon and 
heir to Chriftopher Barnewall of Rowfton ; Mary, to Richard, 
fon and heir to Thomas Telling of Mataghna ; Jane, and Anne 
dumb ; Alice, to Chriftopher, Lord Killeen ; and Maud in 
1580 to Richard Nugent of Donouer, Efq Sir Patrick who 
fucceeded at Crickfton was living in 1578, and was knighted 28 
February 1585, having fat that year in Sir John Perrot's parlia- 
ment. He brought four archers on horfeback for the county of 
Meath to the general hofting at the hill of Tarah ; and having 
married Margaret, eldeft daughter of Sir Patrick Barnewall of 
Fieldftown and Turvey, Knt. anceftor to Lord Vifcount Kingf- 
land, had iflue five fons and three daughters, viz. Sir Richard 
his fuccelTor ; Robert, of Stackallan, who married Alifon, 
daughter of James Brandon of Dundalk, merchant ; John ; Pe- 
ler ; George ; Catharine, married to James Everard of Ran- 
dalftown j Maud, to Richard, fon of James Moyle Nugent ; 
and the youngeft, to Thomas Nugent, third fon of Chriftopher 
the nineteenth Baron of DeKin Sir Richard Barnewall, Knt. 
eighth in defcent from the firft poiTenor of Crickftown, fuc- 
ceeded to that eftate, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Oli- 
ver Plunket of Rathmore in the county of Meath, Knt. by 
Elizabeth, daughter of James Cufack of Portrane, and had Sir 
Patrick his heir ; John -, Thomas ; Elizabeth, married to Pa- 


heir to Netterville of Staffordflon, had ifTue Richard 

Barnewall of Fieidfton, Efq. which eftate he acquired in 
Vol. V. D marriage 

trick Barnewall of Kilbrew, Efq. ; Mary, to William Fitz-Ge- 
rald of Ballycorbet in the King's County, Efq. and Ellen, or 
Ellenor, to Randal, Lord Slane, being his firft wife. Sir Pa- 
trick Barnewall who fucceeded at Crickfton, was created a Ba- 
Tonet by privy fignet, dated at Weftminfter 1 1 May, and bv pa- 
tent 21 February 1622, he made his will (as by inquifition 
taken 18 October 1624), 24 March 1615, died 21 June 1684; 
and having married Cicely, daughter of William, Lord Slane, 
had ifTue by her (who remarried with Patrick Barnewall of 
Kilbrew) four fons and three daughters, viz. Sir Richard his 
fucceflbr ; John, (who was knighted, and 4 March 1688-9, was 
appointed fecond Juftice of the Exchequer ; he married Tho- 
mazine, daughter of Anthony, Vifcount Tarah, and left an on- 
ly daughter Mary, married to John, Lord Trimlefton) ; George ; 
Michael ; Mary, (married to Thomas Nugent of Dunfert in the 
county of Kildare, Efq. and fhe dying in 1645, was buried in 
the church of Dunfert) ; Catharine ; and Frances. Sir Richard 
the fecond Baronet, was twenty-one years and fix months old at 
the death of his father, and was then married to Thomazine, 
daughter of Edward Dowdall of Athlumey, Efq. as appears by 
inquifition, 15 July 1629, he had a fpecial livery of his eftate ; 
and being engaged in the rebellion of 1 641, raifed and com- 
manded about one hundred horfe ; he fent Chriftopher Barne- 
wall of Crackenftown, and Andrew Barnewall of Kilbrew, fon 
of Patrick Barnewall, Efq. with, two hundred men under their 
command, to defend the town of Kilfoghlen againft the Engliih 
army. After the eftablifhment of the general council at Kil- 
kenny, he fixed his refidence there, being employed as one of 
the provincial Council ; and was excepted from pardon for life 
and eftate by Cromwell's at of parliament, pafTed 1 2 Auguft. 
1652, for the fettlement of Ireland, he was after tranfpl anted 
into Conaught, attainted, and deprived of all his eftates until 
the Reftoration, at which time, being one of the nominees 
mentioned in the aft of fettlement, was thereby to be reftored 
to his manfion-houfe, and 2oco acres of land thereto adjoining, 
and died about that period ', leaving iiTue two fons, viz. Sir 
Patrick ; and John, who married a daughter of the family of 
Brymore* and had James, who married Margaret, daughter of 
Colonel Les;ge, brother to Lord Dartrnou'h, and had Barr.aby 
(who bv Jane, daughter of Kedagh Geoghegan of Weftmeath, 
Efq. had James, who died in Hungary ; George, who fucceed- 
ed to the title of Baronet; two daughters; and feveral other 
children who died young) ; James, who married Marcc'ia, 
daughter of the faid Kedagh Geoghegan $ and Anne, mar- 
ried" to William Dillon of Kildare, Gent. Sir Patrick, the 


1 Decree inChaucsrv :? February i6%6 No. 8, 



marriage with Elizabeth (rather Catharine) daughter and 
heir to John Delafeld of Ficldfton, and by her had Roger 


third Baronet r who Succeeded to the manfion of Crickfton, with the 
ettate aifigned to his father, and K- Charles granted him an annual 
penfion of i 50I. which was continued upon the eltabliihment, com- 
mencing 1 January 1687, He was knight for the county of Meath, 
in K. James's parliament, and having married Frances, daughter 
of Richard Butler of Kilcafh, Efq. brother to James, Duke of 
Ormond, had ifTue by her (who was buried 1 February 1709, 
at St. James's church Dublin), Sir George his heir ; Eleanor, 
married in 1703 to Hugh, Earl of Mount-Alexander, and died 
in December 17465 Mary; and Frances. Sir George, the 
fourth Baronet, died 22 October 1735, leaving his faid three 
fitters his coheirs, and the title devolved on his next heir male,, 
George, fon of Barnaby, fon of John, fecond fon of Sir Rich- 
ard the fecond Baronet, which Sir George, fifth Baronet, came 
into Ireland, and procured an authentic pedigree of his family, 
after which, viz. 28 October 1744 he returned to the Conti- 
nent r . 
Robert, We return now to Robert, fecond fon of Sir Chriftopher 
Barnewall, of Crickfton, which Robert was knighted by K. Ed- 
ward IV. and in confideration of the good and faithful fervices 
done by him in Ireland for that King's father, was by letters pa- 
tent, dated at Weftminfter 4 March 1461, purfuant to privy 
feal, and confirmed by the authority of parliament, created Ba- 
ron of Trimlefton in Ireland, which patent is enrolled amongft 
the records in the Tower of London, and a copy thereof is in 
pofleflion of the family, attefted by Lawrence Halfted, de- 
puty keeper of the records in that tower : But we give the fol- 
lowing copy of the faid patent from the Journals of the Houfe of 
Lords : Edwardus, &c. Dei Gra. Anglice, et Franc, et Dominus 
Hibernise, Omnibus ad quos prefentesliteras pervenerint, falutem. 
Sciatis quod nos confideratione boni et fidelis fervitii quod fide- 
lis, Legens nofter Robertus Barnewall, Miles impendit tarn ex- 
cel Ientiffimo Principi Patri noftro defuncto in ultimo Itinere fuo 
in terra noftra Hibernian, quam nobis impendet in futuro, ordi- 
navimus et conitituimus ipfum Robertum ad eiTendum unum Ba- 
ronum Parliamenti noftri intra terrain noftram Predictain. Ha- 
bendum fibi et Heredibus fuis mafculis de corpore Suo 
legitime procreatis, et advocandum per nomen domini et Baroni* 
ie Trymlefton, ac unum de confilio noftro intra terram noflrarn 
praedi&am pro termino vita? fuae, cum feodis decern Librarum 
annuatim durante vita fua, percipiendum et recipiendum de feo- 
di firma de Saltu Salmonum et Capella-Ifold in Comitatu noftro 
Dublinienii intra terram noftram predictam per manus Prions 
et>Fr*ttum Hoipitalig Sti. Johannis Jerufalem in Hibcrnia, ad 


' From Mr. -Lodg eV MSv Co'Ilcfr, 


his fucceffor there, * who by AH Ton, daughter of Chri flo- 
ppier, the fecond Lord Trimlefton, had iflue Sir Patrick 

D 2 Barnewall 


fefta Pafchx ct Sti. Michaelis Archangeli per equales portiones. 
In cujus rei Teftimonium has literas noftras fieri fecimus patentes. 
Tefte meipfo apud Weftmonafterium 4 die Martii anno regni 
noftri 2 . ' He married Lady /inne Brune, or Browne, by whom 
he acquired a considerable eftate ; and he married fecondly 
Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas Plunket, fecond Con of Sir Alex- 
ander of Rathmore, but by her had no iflue. The children by 
his firft wife were, Sir Chriftopher his heir ; and Thomas of 

Irifhton, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Car- 

diffe, and had an only daughter Elizabeth, who became the firft 
wife of Sir Bartholomew Dillon of Riverfton, Chief Juftice of 
the King's Bench. 

Sir Chriftopher, the fecond Lord, enjoyed that title in 1488, 4 Sir 
Hen. VII. in which year he received a pardon for confpiring Chrirto- 
againft the King in fupport of Lambert Simnell, and fat in the P her 
parliament held at Dublin in 1490, as he again did 1 2 September 
1493, and attended the Earl of Kildare, L. D. to the battle of 
Knocktowe in Conaught, fought 19 Auguft 1504. He married 
Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas Plunket of Rathmore, and 
had iflue two fons and three daughters, viz. Ifmay, the eldeft, 
married to William Bathe of Rathfeigh ; the fecond to John 
Netterville of Douth, Juftice of the King's Bench ; and Alifon, 
to Chriftopher Barnewall, anceftor to Vifcount Kingfland. 
The fons were 

Sir John, who fucceeded to the honour ; and (1) 

Robert of Rowfton in the county of Meath> of which eftate {}) 
he was poflefTed in right of his firft wife Johanna, daughter and Family of 
heir to Rowe, and he married fecondly Elizabeth, daughter of Rv.'itm. 
John Talbot of Dardifton, Efq. The iflue of his firft wife, 
were Chriftopher his heir ; John (of Navan and of Kirnanfton 
who married Margaret, daughter of John Kenly of Navan) ; 
David (of Callan, who by Catharine Prefton had John ; Robert ; 
and Patrick, who married a daughter of Thomas Plunket) ; 
Ellenor, or Ellen, married to Meyler Huffey of Muihufley ; 
and Ifabel to Richard Taylor. The iflue of Elizabeth, the 
fecond wife, were, Edward ; Thomas, who married Margaret 
Beling, and had iflue ; Edmond, who married Anne Edwards ; 
William of Drogheda, who married Anne Hamlin ; Alice, 


* We read in the Office of UHter King at Arms, that the faid 
Richard had two other fons, to the elder of which he left Staf- 
fordfton ; and to the youngeit fon Cawlefton near Navan, who fet- 
tling at Cawlefton his pofterity were thence denominated, and Sir 
Patrick Barnewall, in 1610, eldeft fon of Sir Roger, received out 
of the faid town fands an annual rent of one marc, and one pound 
f pepper. 

1 Lord's Jour. I. 94, 


Barnewall of Fieldfton, Gracedieu * and of Turvey, Knt. 
who 7 October 1534 was made ferjeant at law and folici- 


married to James, or John Flatftmry of Johnfton ; Anne, to 
John Rochfort of Keranfton, and had iifue ; Ellice ; Ifmay, to 
Laurence Afhe of For naughts, and had iflue ; Alifon ; Jane ; 
and Cicely. Chriftopher, the eldeft fon, fucceeded at Rowf- 
ton, married firft, Margaret Golding; and fecondly Genet, 
daughter of Oliver, Lord Louth, by whom he had Peter and 
Oliver. The iflue of his firft wife were, Robert, his heir ; 
and Alexander of Lufton, who married Mary, daughter of 
James Barnewall of Brymore. Robert of Rowefton, married 
firft, Margaret, daughter of Sir Chriftopher Barnewall of Crick- 
fton, by whom he had Chriftopher his heir ; he married fecond- 
ly the fifter of William Crompe of Marchalfton. The faid 
Chriftopher was father of Thomas of Rowefton, who had a 
daughter Anne, married to Thomas Everard of Randal ftown, 


'oil John. Sir John, t he third Lord \ before his acceftion to the honour, 
viz. in 1509, 1 Hen. VIII. was made fecond Juftice of the 
King's Bench; 3 September 1522 appointed Vice Treafurer, 
and 3 September 1524 High Treafurer of Ireland. 1 Decern^ 
ber 1532 he received a fee-farm grant of 136 acres of arable 
land in Dunleer, to hold as of the manor of Trim, and 16 Au- 
guft 1 534, he was by commiffion dated at Weftminfter conftituted 
High Chancellor of Ireland, in the room of George Cromer, 
Archbifhop of Armagh, which office he held till his deceafe. 
In 1536 he was made fteward, fenefchal, furveyor and re- 
ceiver of the manors and Lordihips of Rufhe, Balfcadan, Wough- 
terarde, Caftlewarning, Clynton's-court, and Bhck-caftle, to- 
gether with the moiety of the manor of Portrane ; in which 
employment he was fucceeded by Sir Patrick Barnewall o? 
Fieldftown. In the fame year he was joined with the Lord 
Treafurer Brabazon, and made an incurfion into Offaley, when 
they oblied O Conor who was ravaging the country, to return 
home with all the expedition he could ; and in 1537 O Neale 
breaking his engagement with the ftate, and having re folved to 
fend fome forces into Lecale, under the conduct of his fon, to 
feize the King's caftle of Ardglafs, the L. D. Gray, as foon as 
he had intelligence thereof, affembled his forces, but before he 
advanced his colours into Ulfter, bv the advice of the privy 
council, commifiioned the Lord Chancellor Trimlefton, the 
fiifhop of Mea^h, and Chief Juftice Aylmer, to treat with 

O Neile 

* By patent, dated zi July IS4L 33 Hen. VIII. he had a grant 
of the houfc, fite and precinCt of the priory of Gracedieu in the coun- 
ty of Dublin, with the appurtenances, to hold by the zo part of a 
Knight's fee, and the yearly rent of 18 Hulling* and 6 pence: 


tor-general of Ireland : whence he was promoted i Octo- 
ber 1550 to the mafterihip of the rolls, on the promotion of 


O Neile in the borders ofUlfter; who meeting them at the 
time appointed, and after many words paffed on each fide, and 
objected grievances, O Neile at Ian fubmitted, and both armies 
were a few days after difbanded. His Lordfhip died 25 July 
1538, and having four wives had no iiTue by the two lait ; by 
fcis firft wife Genet, or Jane, daughter of John Bellew of Bel- 
lewftown he had Patrick his heir; and by Margaret his fecond 

wife, daughter of Patrick Fitz-Leons, by the daughter of 

Eaftace of Newlar.d, Efq. he had four ions and two daughters. 
<viz. Sir Thomas (who married Iimay, daughter of Sir Bartho- 
lomew Dillon, relic~t of James Fleming of Stephenfton and alfo 
of Richard Tath of Cookftown, Efq) ; Peter, appointed 17 
October 1534, the King's Serjeant at Law and Solicitor Gene- 
ral ; Andrew ; James j Catharine, married to Patrick Hufley, 
Baron of Galtrim ; and Elizabeth, firft to George Plunket, 
Efq. foil and heir to Sir John Plunket of Bewley, Knt. fe- 
oondly lo Chriftopher Euftace of Ballycotland, and thirdly to 
William Darcy of Platten, Efq. 

Sir Patrick, the fourth Lord, was prefent 12 January 1559 in s '. r 
the parliament held by the L D. Sulfex, and by indenture made P atr . lck 
between Q^ Elizabeth, his Lordfhip, and his fon and heir Ro- 
bert Barnewall, 27 October 1 561, her Majefty demifed to them 
the rectory, church and parfonage of Rathregan in the county 
of Meath, parcel of the poiTeflions of the late priory of St. Pe- 
ter's by Trim, from Michaelmas laft paft, for twenty-one years, 
at the rent of 16I. 13s. 4d. Irifh.---He married Catharine, 
daughter of Taylor of Swords, Efq. relicl of Chrif- 
topher Delahyde, recorder of Drogheda, and had iffue two fons, 
Robert, and Peter, fucceffive Lords Trimleiion. 

Robert, the fifth Lord, fays Holingfned, " was a rare noble- Robert, 
" man, and endowed with fundry good gifts, who having well 
" wedded himfelf to the reformation of his miferable country, 
" was refolved for the whetting of his wit ? which nevertheless 
f* was pregnant and quick ; by a iliort trade and method he took 
f* in his ftudy to have fipt up the very fap of the common law, 
V and upon this determination failing into England, fickened 
" fhortly after, at a worfhipful matron's houfe at Cornbury, 
" named Margaret Tiler, where he was to the great grief of 
*' all his country purfued with death, when the weal of the 
" public had raofl need of his life." 28 Auguft 1 561 he was 
joined in commiflion with Hugh, Archbimop of Dublin, and 
others, for the preservation of the peace within the pale, during 
the abfence of the L. D. Suilex in the North, Shane 
O'Neile, By deed of fettlement dated 27 June, 1 Eliz. hi? fa- 


Sir Thomas Cufack to the chancellorfhip 4 Auguft. preced- 
ing. He married Anne, eideft daughter of Richard Lut- 


ther enfeoffed James Barnewall ofBrymore in the manor ofRa- 
bo and other lands, to their ufe during their lives, holding to 
the faid Sir Patrick during his life, in Rabo, the finding of fix 
horfes and five boys as often as he iliould come to Dublin, and 
fo long as his abode fhould be there, the hay of two acres of 
meadow, the making and carrying thereof to Dublin, and of 
four loads of underwood from thence to Dublin yearly during 
his life, together with the hay of two acres more to Richard 
Fyan of Dublin, merchant, yearly, to be made and carried to 
his houfe in Dublin ; and to ftand feized of lands in Mitchelf- 
town to the value of 10I. a year, and of the tenements in Cla- 
terfton, and Cotterel's Farm, after his deceafe, to the ufe of 
the faid Robert and Anne during their lives, and of the refi- 
due after their deceafe, to the ufe and performance of the will 
of Sir John Barnewall, late Lord Trimleiron, father to the faid 
Sir Patrick. The faid Robert, Lord Trimlefton, in 15 59 mar- 
ried Anne, only daughter of Richard Fyan, Alderman of Dub- 
lin (by his wife Begnet, only daughter of John Stanton) and fa- 
ther to William Fyan, but his Lordfiiip dying, as by inquifi- 
tion, 17 Auguft 1573 without iffue (by his Lndy who remar- 
ried with Chriftopher Sedgrave, alderman of Dublin, and died 
13 April 1600) was fucceeded by his brother 
Sir Sir Peter, the Jixtk Lord, who before his accefiion to the 

JPeter. honour, lived at Athboy, in the Barony of Deece, in the county 
of Meath, for which Barony he brought one archer on horfe- 
back to the general hofting at the hill of Tarah, 24 September 
1 593, as he did fix others for the Barony of Nivan. 21 Febru- 
ary 1578 he was appointed one of the Commifiicners for making 
the limits and bounds of certain territories to be made fhire 
ground, and named the county of Wicklow, with the divifion of 
the "fame into fix Baronies ; be was knighted fix May 1583 in 
St. Patrick's church, at the creation of Srr John Bourke, Baron 
of Leitrrrn, and 26 April 1 585 fat in Sir John Perrot's parlia- 
ment. He was feized and polTeffed of one caftle, ten meftuages, 
one garden, one orchard, 300 acres of arable land, twenty of 
meadow, 2co of pafture, forty of wood, and a water-mill in 
Trimlefton; alfo of a large eftate in Gormanfton, Mountown, 
Cloncurry, Balfoon, Athboy, Clonifton, Dunfhaghlin, and elfe- 
where in the county of Meath, in all which, 20 January 1584, 
he enfeoffed Richard Barnewall and others, for the payment of 
100I. yearly, for ten years from the feaft of Philip and Jacob 
next enfuing, to be applied as he iliould difpofe thereof by his 
'iaft will, and for the payment of 40I. a year, commencing after 
the fVrft ten years, if he mould have any other iffue than he now 
Jiad, to fuch ufes as he mould appoint in his faid laft will, and if he 



trcll of Luttrellflown, Efq. by his wife Margaret, daugh- 
ter of Patrick Fitz-Leons of Dublin, Efq. and deceafing on 


iiad no ifTue, th<en to fuch other ufes as he fhould appoint by his 
faid will ; and the feoffees to hold the premiffes to the ufe of 
himfelf for life, and after to the ufe of Robert Barnewall his fon 
and heir, and to the heirs male of his body, faving to Genet, 
.daughter of Thomas Talbot of Dardiftown in the county of 
Meath, for her life 20I. fterlinga year if the faid Robert fhould 
lake her to wife, and do fo in his the faid Peter's lifetime, or 
otherwife, before he attained the age of 21 years ; alfo to ftand 
feized of the caitles, towns and lands of Moymondry, Iriihtown, 
Kenock, and Clowneftown to the ufe of hinrfelf and Dame Ca- 
tharine Nugent his wife, and the iurvivor of them, with re- 
mainders over as before ; and the lands in Rabo, the water-mill, 
'jLutterell's-farm, and Ballyfcarlet to the faid Robert and his 
'heirs male, after the death of Dame Anne Fyan fifter-in-law to 
-the faid Sir Peter. He made his will 14 February 1594, and 
therein directs, that his faid feoffees do itand feized of the pre- 
mises to the ufe of his faid fon and heir Robert, and the heirs 
male of his body after his deceafe, remainder to his own heirs 
male for ever ; and in default thereof to the ufe of Alexander . 
'Parnewall of Roberiftown, and John Barnewall of Lefpcple in 
tail male ; remainder to the heirs male of James Barnewall of 
Brymore ; remainder to the heirs male of Chriftopher Barne- 
jwall, father of Sir John, fometime Lord of Trimlefton ; re- 
mainder to Sir Patrick Barnewall of Crickfton, Knt. and the 
heirs male of his body ; remainder to the ufes appointed in the 
laft will of the faid Sir John Barnewall ; and in default thereof 
to the right heirs of the faid Sir Alexander Barnewall, fubject to 
the forfeiture thereof in cafe of alienation or fale by him or 
them of any part or parcel of the premilfes. Directs his debts to 
be paid out of the debts due to him ; bequeathed his foul to Al- 
mighty God, and his body to be buried in the church of More- 
church ; appointed Robert his fon and heir to be fole executor ; 
Sir Patrick Barnev/all of Crickfton, Sir Patrick Barnewall of 
Turvey, Richard Barnewall of Kilmeffan, John Barnewall of 
Brymore, and Richard Millet of Lifcartan, his overfeers ; di- 
rects that 160I. be raifed out of his rents to the ufe of Genet 
Barnewall, his bafe daughter, for her preferment and marriage ; 
to divide iol. fterling amongft poor priefts and friars, and to 
give forty Shillings to^rhe bujhop Brady. He departed this life on 
Friday next before Eaiter 1 598, 40 Elizabeth, at Trimlefton, 
leaving by his wife Catharine, daughter of Sir Chriftopher Nu- 
gent, fon and heir to Richard, Lord Delvin, an only fon and 


Robert, thefeventh Lord, aged. 24 years at the death of his fa- Robert, 
iher, then married to Genet, daughter pf Thomas Talbot of 



the ides of November (the 13) 1552, had iffue Sir Chrif- 
topher his heir, and three daughters, Margaret, (married 


Dardiftown, Efq. mentioned in the faid deed of feoffment % 
and to him, his heirs and aflignes for ever, Sir Patrick BarnewaU 
of Crickftown, Knt. and Bart, by a codicil annexed to his will, 
and dated 26 March 1616, ftyling him his dear coufin, devifed 
the manor of Stackallan, and all his eftates in life, poffefiion or 
reverfion in the towns, hamlets and fields of Stackallan, Har- 
monftown, Damalfton, Kilbegg, and Stahalmuck. 14 June 1609 
he had livery of his eftates, and in 161 3 was prefent in parlia- 
ment as he was again in 161 5, and was rated iool. to the fubil- 
dy which was granted 8 July that year. In the parliament 
which met 2 14 July 1634 he was again prefent, and 17 fame 
month was appointed a member of the committee for privileges, 
but being engaged in a difpute with the Lord Dunfany who 
challenged to have precedence of him in parliament by feniority 
of creation, the matter was demanded before the privy council, 
and the following decree was made : 

" By the Lord Deputy and Council. 

The controverfy depending between the Lord Baron of 
Trimlefton and the Lord Baron of Dunfany for precedency, 
being this day fully heard at this board, in prefence of both 
parties and their council ; for as much as the faid Lord of 
** Trimlefton did iliow before us at ihis board, letters patent 
" under the great feal of England, dated 4 March, in the 2 
** year of K. Edward IV. by which the honour and dignity of 
*' Lord Baron of Trimlefton was granted to his lineal anceftor 
*' Robert BarnewaU, and the heirs male of his body, whofe heir 
*' the now Lord Trimlefton is admitted to be, without contra- 
* diction j and for as much as the Lord of Dunfany did not 
(though feveral days were given him for his preparation 
therein) prove before us by letters patent, writ of parliament, 
fummons, or by any other record, precedent to the faid let- 
ters patent of the Lord of Trimlefton, that his anceftors were 
** Lords Barons of Dunfany before the date of the faid letters 
patent of the 2 of Edward IV. We therefore, having taken 
the premiffes into mature confideration, and being required 
and authorifed by his Majefty, by commiflion under the great 
*' feal of England, to hear and determine all differences of this 
*' kind, do order, adjudge and decree, that the faid Lord of 
* l Trimlefton, and the heirs male of his body, being Lords of 
*' Trimlefton, mall, according to the tenour of the faid letters 
i( patent, 2 of Edward IV. from time to time and at all times for 




" ever 

'* Inq. pofl mortem D. Vctri. 2 Lo r( j s Jour. I. 2. 


to Sir Patrick Barnewall of Crickftown, who was knighted 
28 February 1585, and icrved that year in Sir John Pcr- 


" ever hereafter, and in all places, aifemblies and meetings, as 
*' well in parliament as elfewhere, precede and take place, and 
V in commifhons, Rolis of parliament, and other records, in- 
" rtruments, evidences, muniments, writings, and efcripts what- 
" foever, be ranked, placed, and marinalled before the now 
* Lord and all the fucceeding Lords of Dunfany from hence- 
" forth ; provided always, that whenfoever the Lord of Dun- 
*' fany mall produce better matter of record than now he hath 
" done before us, or before any other authorifed in that point 
by his Majefty, his heirs or fucceflors, whereby the now 
Lord Baron of Dunfany, or his heirs being Lords of Dunfany 
mall fufficiently prove they ought to precede the Lord of 
Trimiefton, and his faid heirs in the digniiv, place and de- 
gree of a Lord Baron of Parliament, that then this order and 
*' decree ihall not bar nor impeach the faid proof, and better 
*' matter, but the fame mall ftand good and valid, notwith- 
" {landing this our order and decree. Given at his Majeilv's 
** Cattle of Dublin, ult. July 1634. 

" Ad Loftus, Chancellor ; Ja. Armagh ; Ran. Tuam j 
Moore ; Claneboy ; Conway and Kilulta ; R, Canelagh ; 
R. Dillon; Jo. Rapho ; Fra. Mcuntnorris ; Geo. Shur- 
ley ; Geo. Radcliite <* 

In the fecond feflion of 22 November 1634, his Lordfliip was 
a member of the committee for privileges 2 , but 16 March fol- 
lowing had leave to go into the country on account of his age 
find known infirmities 3 . He died at Trimiefton 13 October, or 
December, 1639, and was there buried, having had iiTue bv his 
faid wife, Genet Talbot, five fons and nine daughters, viz. 
Chriftopher, his heir apparent, who died before him but left 
lifue ; John ; Patrick (who married firft Catharine, daughter of 
Robert Barnewall of Brymore ; and fecondly Catharine, daughter of 
Matthew King) ; Richard ; Matthew j daughter Marv, married 
to Robert Barnewall of Shankill in the county of Dublin, Efq. 
Catharine ; Ifmay ; and fix others whofe names are not reco- 

Chriftopher Barnewall, Efq. the eldeft fon, married firft Chrifro- 
Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Edward Fitz-Gerald of Tecroghan, pher. 
Knt. and Ine dying ^September 161 9, he married fecondly, in 
July 1 62 1, Jane, daughter of Andrew Brereton, relict of Sir 
Robert Nugent, Kn*. by her he had no iifue, and deceafed be- 
fore his father 8 May 1622, leaving iffue by his firft wife three 
fons and two daughters, viz. Matthias, fucceffor to his grand- 
father ; Chriftopher; George; Bridget, married to Chriftopher 
Cufack of Ardgragh in the county of Meath, Gent. ; and Jane. 


Lord's Jour. I. 96. 2 Idem. 32. 3 lia. 59. 


rot's parliament for the county of Meath, whofe fon Sir 
Richard, by Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Oliver Plunkct of 


"Matthias/ Matthias > ihe e ^ htk Lord > w *s 25 years of age at his acceflio* 
to the honour; 18 March 1639 ^ e to k his feat in parliament l , 
and 12 November following was added to the committee of griev- 
ances 2 . On 2 December 1640 he had a fpecial livery of his e 
tate for the fine of 150I. but 17 November 164c was outlawed in 
the county of Meath, whereby the honour became forfeited, and 
the privileges of Peerage loft to the family, according to the re- 
folution of the Houfe of Lords in 1695, " That fuch Lords 
*' whofe ancestors, or themfelves, ftand outlawed on record, 
*' ought not to have a privilege of fitting in this Houfe, or to 
" take upon them on any occafion any title of honour." He 
ferved againft Cromwell and the Engliili parliament, for which 
he was excepted from pardon for life and eftate 12 Auguft 1652, 
by the a& then patted for the fettlement of Ireland, but furviving 
thefe diftracled times, he was reftored as a nominee to part of 
his eftates, viz. the principal manfion and 2000 acres of land,, 
and alfo 21 May 1667, had a grant under the acts of fettlement 
of his principal houfe and lands of Rabuck in the county of Dub- 
lin, and of Earlftown and others in the county of Meath.- Be^ 
fore 1641 he married Jane, daughter of Nicholas, the firft Vif- 
count NettervilJe, and by her had iffue two fons, Robert, his 
fuccefTor; Nicholas who died of a jaundice at the age of 19 
years; and a daughter Alifon, married to Martin Dillon of 
Huntftown in the county of Dublin, Efq. 

Robert. Robert, the ninth Lord, had alfo a grant of lands under the 
ats of fettlement 3 , and another under the a& of grace, by K. 
James II 4 ; he had a penfion of 100L a year in the reign of K. 
Charles II. which was continued upon the eftablifhment com- 
mencing 1 May 1687 ; he fat in K. James's parliament of 1689, 
and died in June that year. He married Margaret, daughter of 
Sir John Dongan. Bart, filler to William, Earl qf Limerick, and 
by her (who died 5 November 1678, and was buried at Trimlef- 
ton under a tombftone, with an infeription imparting the time of 
her deceafe) had iffue two fons and five daughters, viz. Mat- 
thias and John, fuccefilve Lords of Trimlefton ; Jane, who died 
at the age of 13 years ; Bridget (married to Chriftopher Nugent 
of Dardiltown in the county of Weftmeath, Colonel of an Irifti 
regiment, and a Ma'or-general in the fervice of France) - t Dym- 
Iia (purfuant to articles dated 6 June 1697 with 1200I. fortune, 
to Richard Shee of Shecftown in the county of Kilkenny, Efq.) ; 
Catharine, to Nicholas Barnewall of Beggftown and Wood park 
in the county of Meath, Efq. ; and Marv, to Michael Nugent of 
Carlanftown in the county of Weftmeath, Elq. fJie died at Bath 
in 1740. 

1 Lords Jour. I. iot. 2 Idem. 142. 

3 Ret. Ann 29 Car, II. 3*. p. f. 4 Idem. 1 Jac. II. 


Rathrnore, was father of Sir Patrick Barnewall, created a 
Baronet by patent, dated 21 February 1622, and died 21 


Matthias, the tenth. Lord, was aged 16 or 17 years at the death 
f his father, he was a Lieutenant in the firft troop of guards, 
under the Duke of Berwick, inthefervice ofK. James II. in which 
ftation he loft his life in September 1692, in an action againft 
the Germans, and dying unmarried was fucceeded by his brother 

John, the eleventh Lord, who was born in 1672, and his bro- JohiL 
ther having been attainted, the eftates were granted by K. \\ il- 
liam to Henry, Lord Sydney, created Earl of Romney, which 
eftates, by duecourfe ot law, his Lordmip afterwards recovered, 
and they are ftill enjoyed by the family. He married Mary, on- 
ly daughter of Sir John Barnewall, iecond fon of Sir Patrick 
Barnewall of Crickfton, Bart, by his wife Thomazine, daughter 
of Anthony, Vifcount Tarah, and deceafed 7 April 1746 % hav- 
ing iffue four daughters and fix fons, viz. Thomazine (married 9 
February 1729 to Jenico, Vifcount Gormanfton) ; Margaret (in 
January 1736, to James, Vifcount Mountgarret) j Bridget (to 
Robert Martin, Efq. fon to Anthony of Dangan, in the county 
of Galway, and at length heir to his brother Richard Martin, 
fhe died 2 February 1764 in Britain-ftreet Dublin) ; Catharine 
died of the fmall pox in 1741, set. 16 years ; Robert, the elded 
fon, fucceeded his father; John (married in France in 1740, to 
Lady Waters, with a confiderable fortune) j Richard (who mar- 
ried Frances, fecond daughter of Nicholas, third Vifcount 
Kingfland, and by her, who died 19 March 1735, nac * Nicholas, 
John, and Henry) ; Thomas, in the fervice of France, where 
he reiided and married ; James in the Spanifh. fervice; and An- 
thony, who went into Germany in his 17 year, and of whom 
the following account was given in a letter from a General in the 
Imperial fervice to the late Vifcount Mountgarret ; " Amongir 
" all thofe brave men who have loft their lives at the battle of 
Crotzka, none is fo much lamented by all as Mr. Anthony 
Barnewall, the Lord Trimlefton's youngeft fon : he came in- 
to Germany in General Hamilton's regiment of cuiraftiers, 
when his good fenfe, humility, good nature, and truly honefb 
worthy principles, gained him the love and efteem of all who 
had the leaft acquaintance with him ; we have had fcarce 
any action of any note with the Turks that he was not in, and 
" always acquitted himfelf with uncommon refolution ; the day 
" before the faid battle he was made a Lieutenant, the next fatal 
" day the regiment in which he had his commiffion was one of 
" the firft that charged the enemy ; at the very firft onfet his cap- 
" tain and cornet were killed, when he took up the ftandard, 
" tore off the flag, tied it round his waift^ and commanded the 
*' troop : he led out twice to the charge, and was as often re- 
r " pulfed; 

His will proved 11 April i^G. 


June 1624); Elizabeth, (to Edward Barnewall of Dru- 
menagh, Efq. by whom me had two fons, Marcus and 
Peter); and Catharine, (to James Everard of Randleftown 
in the county of Meath, Elq. and had iffue *). . 
SirChrif- Sir Chriftopher Barnewall of Turvey, Gracedieu and 
topher. Ficldfton, was alfo bred to the profeflion of the law, (in 
which many of the name have been very eminent) was ap- 
pointed by the Earl of Ormond, 1 2 June in 2 and 3 years 
of Philip and Mary, his fenefchal of the manors of Much- 
'Turvey, &c. and 23 Auguft 1560 conltituted fheriff of the 
county of Dublin ; and (as Hollinfhed writes) (e was the 
" lanthorn and light as well of his houfe, as of that part 
*' of Ireland where he dwelt ; who being fufficiently fur- 
6f nifhed as well with the knowledge of the Latin tongue, 
iC as of the common laws of England, was zealoufly bent 
f to the reformation of his country. A deep and a wife 
gentleman, fpare of lpeech, and therewithall pithie j 

" whollj 

" g< 


" pulfed ; the third time he turned himfelf to his meTl, and faid s 
Come on, my brave fellows, we ihall certainly now do the 
work, follow me he then fet fpurs to his horfe and purfued 
into the thicker!: of the enemy, where he was furrounded, de- 
fending himfelf for a confiderable time with amazing courage, 
at laft he fell quite covered with wounds, and dying left fuch 
an example of true courage and bravery, as cannot fail of being 
" admired by all who fhall hear of it." This happened in Sep- 
tember 1739. 
Robert. Robert, the twelfth Lord, refided many years in France, and 
became very eminent for bis 1 in the practice of phyfick ; after 
his return to Ireland he refided at Trimlefton, and freely com- 
municated his advice to all who applied for it. He married nrft 
Margaret, daughter of James Rochfortof Lorragh in the county 
of Kildare, Efq. and fecondly Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. Colt 
of England, by both of whom he had iffue; he had ten chil- 
dren by the firft wife of whom three died infants, and the furvi- 
vors were John and James who died unmarried ; Matthias, who 
conformed to the eftablifhed protectant religion, but died unmar- 
ried in London in February 1766; Thomas heir to his father ; 
daughter Mary, died unmarried ; Alice, who refided at Paris 5 
and Marianne who died unmarried. 
Thomas. Thomas, the thirteenth Lord, and a Knight of Malta, who up- 
on the death of his brother Matthias conformed to the eftablifhed 
proteftant religion; on the deceafe of his father he became pof- 
feffed of the family eftates, and whilft an invaiion was appre- 
hended in 1779 and 1780 he enrolled himfelf amongft and be- 
came a diftinguifhed member of the IriJh Volunteer army 2 . 

1 Ulfter. 2 Extra&ed from Mr. Lodge's MS, Colletf. 


** wholly addicted to gravity ; very upright in dealing, 
" meafuring all his aiTairs with the fafety of confcicnce ; 
< as true as ftill ; clofe and fecret ; fad to his friend ; flout 
f( in a good quarrel ; a great houiholder ; fparing without 
ct pinching ; fpending without waiting ; of nature mild, 
rather chufing to pleafure where he might harm, than 
(< willing to harm where he might pleafure." He fickened 
at his feat of Turvey 23 July of a hot burning ague, and 
ended his life 5 (or 1 rather 7) Auguft 1575, one of his 
fons-in-law componng this epitaph on the occanon : 

Lseta tibi, fed mrefta tuis, Mors accidit ifla, 

Regna dat alta tibi, Damna dat ampla tuis. 
Lsetus es in Coelis, ullo fine fine triumphans, 

Mseftus at in Terris Dives inopfque jacet. 
Nam Sapiente caret Dives, qui parta gubernet, 

Nee, qui det Mifero, Munera, pauper habet. 
Te Gener ipfe caret, Viduse, Te ruitica turba, 

Atque urbana cohors, te (Socer-alme) caret. 
Non eft digna Viro talis Refpublica tanto, 

Nam fan&os Sedes non nin fancta decet. 
Mira lcquor, fed vera loquor, non fi&a revolvo, 

Si Majora loquar, nil nifi vera loquar. 
Mortuus es ? Nobis hoc Crimina noftra dederunt. 

Mortuus es ; Virtus hoc tibi facra dedit. 
Vivus es in Coelo ? Dedit hoc tibi Gratia Chrifti. 

Vivus ut in Mundo (is, tibi Fama dabit. 

He lies burled near the upper end of the North aile of the 
church of Luike, under a large monument, adorned with 
the effigies of himfelf and Lady, and thefe inferiptions ; 

On the Pillow at the Weft end, 

Soli Laudes Deo. 

Si. Deus. Nobifcum. quis. contra. Nos. 

On the Eaft End of the Tomb, 

This Monument is made for the Right 

Worfhipfull Sr. Chriftopher Barnewall of 

Turvey, Knight, by the Right Worfhipfull 

Sr. Luckas Dillon of Moymet, Knight, and 


* As appears from a teftimonial p-oduced by Sir Patrick his fon. 
to prove the time of his father's death. (Rot, Anno ao bhz. U. 
R. 2.) 

I Holingftied's Chroni^e, 


Dcam Marion Sharl his wife, who married 
Herr three years after the Deathe of the 
faid Sr. Chriftopher, herr firft and loving 
Hoofbande, who had Iilu 5 Sonnes and 
15 Dacthers by hem. 

Wilh well to Dillon, 1589. 

On the North fide are the names of the children ; and 
at the Weft end ; 

Chriftopher Barnewall. 
Marion Sharl. 

She was daughter of Patrick Cherlis, otherwifc Sherle of 
Shallon in Meath, Efq. and fitter and heir to John Serle, 
Efq. *, and died 8 January 1607, having the faid iffue, 
who were 

(1) Sir Patrick, his heir. 

(2) Laurence, who died without ifTuc. 

(3) James, died young. 

(4) John, of Flemingfton, and of Monkftown in Meath,, 
where he made his will 10 October 1598, and died 10 May 
1599, leaving by Cicely, daughter of Henry Cufack, Al- 
derman of Dublin, and widow of Chriftopher, Lord 
Howth, an only fon Patrick, whom he committed to the 
care of his brother-in-law John Draicot, and his coufm 
Richard Barnewall ; the value of whofe marriage was 
granted 29 May 1629 to Sir Philip Perceval, for the fine 
of 60I. Irifh. 

r z \ Daughter Catharine, married to Thomas Finglas of 

Weftpalfton, Efq. 

(2) Margaret, the firft wife of Nicholas, Lord Howth. 

(3) Genet, to Richard Stanihurft of Court Duffe, Efq. hif- 
toriographer of Ireland, (fon of James Stanihurft, Efq. 
Recorder of Dublin) who died at BruiTels in 161 8. 

(4) Alifon, firft to John, fon of George, and grandfon to 
Sir John Plunket of Beaulieu, and by him, who died be- 
fore his father, had no iflue ; and fecondly to Sir Edward 
Fitz-Gerald of Tecroghan in Meath, Knt. whofe fon by 
her, Sir Luke, married Mary, daughter of Nicholas, Vif- 

Qount Nctterville. 


* The wardfhipof her body and lands had been granted upon her 
brother's death to Patrick Barnewall, father of the faid Sir Chrifto- 
pher, then of Gracedieu, and a ferjeant at law, for the fine of 20'f. 
Irifh, 3 February 1535. (&ot. Anne 3'; Han. VIII. f.) 


Elizabeth, to John Finglas of Weftpalfton, Efq. where (5) 
(he died 28 June 1607. 

Anne, to Sir John Draicot of Mornington in Meath, (6*) 
Knt. (fon to Henry Draicot of the fame place, Efq. 
mafter of the rolls) where fhe died 6 February 1639, hav- 
ing ifFuc three fons and three daughters ; of whom Henry^ 
the elded married Mary, fecond daughter of Oliver, the 
fourth Lord Louth, by his flrft wife Frances, eldeit daugh- 
ter of Sir Nicholas Bagenal, Knight Marefchal of Ire- 
land, and died 17 October 1624, leaving two fons, John 
and Patrick ; the elder of whom was born in 161 1, mar- 
ried Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Talbot of Mala- 
hyde, Efq. and forfeited his eftate on account of the rebel- 

Mable, flrft wife to Sir Richard Mafterfon of Femes in (7) 
the county of Wexford, Knt. died 24 June 1620, and had 
ifiue by him, (who married fecondly Joan, daughter of 
Richard, Vifcount Mountgarret and deceafed in 1627), 
four daughters, viz. Catharine, married to Edward Butler 
of Cayer, Efq. ; Mary, to Walter Synnot, Efq. ; Mable, 
to Nicholas, fon and heir to 2 Nicholas Devereux of Bal- 
lymagar, Efq. all in the faid county ; and Margaret, to 
Robert Shee of Kilkenny, Efq. 

Ifmay, to Richard Delahyde of Moyclare, Efq. (S) 

Eleanor, to James, the firft Earl of Rofcomon, and died (9) 
II O&ober 1628. 

Maud, married to Richard Belinge, Efq. (10) 

Mary, married to Patrick, Lord Dunfany. (11) 

Mary, "J (12) 

Alifon, I j. 1 (13) 

Marian, and f ie ^ oun ^' ( I4 ) 

Anne. J (i.5> 

Sir Patrick Barnewall, the cldefl fon, of Turvey and of Sir 

Gracedieu * brought to the general hofting at the hill of Patrick. 


* In 15.90 the Queen granted himaleafe for 60 years of the lands 
f>f Ardnefaddan, Corbally, Uranbegg, Knocknemanagh, Clon- 
krane, cc. parcel of the polIefTions^ of the monaftery of Knockmoy, 
at the rent of 31I. 7s. 9d. and alfo the lands and inheritance of the 
houfe of Auguftine friars of St. Dominick in Birmingham's coun- 
try, at the rent of il. 1 is. 8d. before which time having a leafe for 
51 years of the preceptory of Kilmaynham-begg in the county of 
Meath, at the rent of 50 marcs, in reversion after the expiration of 
a former leafe thereof made to Sir John Rawfon, Knight, prior of 


Ulfter. J todge. 9 Ictera, 


Tarah 24 September 1593, one archer on horfeback for his 
lands of Turvey, and four for Gracedieu, in defence of 
the county of Dublin. -He married Mary, daughter of Sir 
Nicholas Bagenal, Knight Marefchal of Ireland, by his 
ivifjE Eleanor, daughter and coheir to Sir Edward Griffith 
of Penthern in Wales, Knt. and departing this life 11 Ja- 
nuary 1622, had hTue by her, who died 10 April 1609, 
and was buried with him in Lufke, Sir Nicholas his heir, 
and four daughters. 

(1) married to colonel Rory (Roger) More of Ballyna 

in the county of Kildare, defcended from the great family 
of O More of Leix, and had iiTue. 

(2) Mable, to Lucas, fecond fon of Nicholas, the fird Vif- 
count Netterville. 

(3) Eleanor, to Chriftopher, fon of William, Lord Slane, 
and dying in 1625, was mother by him, who died 9 June 
1635, of William, or Thomas, Lord Slane, then 21 
years old, who married the Lady Anne Mac-Donnell, 
daughter of Randal, Earl of Antrim. 

n\ Bridget, to James, third fon of William, Lord Slane* 

and brother to the faid Lord Chriftopher, by whom fhe had 

Sir John Fleming of Stoholmuck in Meath, Knt. 

Nicholas, Nicholas Barnewall of Turvey, Efq. was 30 years old 

. r at the time of his father's death ; repreiented the county of 

Vlfcount Dublin 

the late hofpital of St. John of Jerufalem ; John, Lord Trimlefton .$ 
and William Penteny, Vicar of Moorchurch, her Majefty was pleaf- 
ed, on account, (as fhe writes) of the commendation made of him 
for his good difpohtion and loyalty, to fend her warrant from Wind- 
sor 12 November 1582, for the L. J. to make him a new leafe, 
without fine, for 60 years, to commence upon the determination of 
the aforefaid leafe, referving the yearly ufual rents. And K. 
James, 16 September 16 16, granted to him by patent the rectories 
and tithes of Clane and Clonfhamboe, with the tithe-corn of Kil- 
cock parifh, in the county of Kildare; the diffolved monafteries of 
Clontwoyfkert in O Hanley's country, and Kilmore near the Shan- 
non ; w r ith the rectories and tithes ot Clontwoyfkert, Kilglalfe, Kil- 
kevine, Killmore, and Killetovan , the Eel-weares in the Shannon, 
?nd other hereditaments in the county of Rofcomon ; the re&ory 
and tithe-corn of Garretlon in the county of Dublin: the "rectory 
and tithes of Girly, &c. in the county of Meath, with all their ap- 
purtenances to hold by fealty. And the King like wife eftablimed a 
.terry, to be kept at the town of Beallalegee in the county of Rof- 
comon, acrofs the Shannon to the King's fort in the county of Long- 
ford, every palfenger to pay one penny ; for every beai't, every fix 
iheep, fwine or goats one penny, and for every barrel of corn a 
halfpenny : which ferry and boats he conferred on Sir Patrick and 
his heirs, at the yearly rent of 13s. 4d. with liberty to hold a Sa- 
turday market, and two fairs there, on Trinity-Monday and the 
Fealt of St. Simon and Jude,.and two days after each, at the 
of 20 (hilling* Irifh. (Lodge.) 


^Dublin in the parliament of K. Charles I. and in Novem- 
ber 1 641, after the rebellion was begun, had a commifiion 
to govern and command fuch forces, as {hould be raifed by 
him and armed by the ftate, for the defence of the county 
of Dublin x ; but dreading the defignsof the Irilh, he fled 
,into Wales with his wife, feveral priefts, and others, and 
ftayed there till after the ceuation of arms was concluded, 
returning 17 March 1643 in captain Bartlett's (hip *. 
And " the King being ienfible of his loyalty, and taking 
ft ipecial notice both of his fervices in Ireland, and thofe 
4e of his fon Patrick in England, was pleafed, for their 
further encouragement, to fet fome mark of his fpecial 
grace and favour upon him, and to create him Baron of 
Turvey and Vifcount Barnewall of Kingfland by privy 
feal, dated at Ragland 12 September 1645, 2 and by pa- 
gent at Dublin 29 June 1646 3 f. He married Bridget, 
Vol. V- elder 

* In the company of Sufanna, wife of George Stockdale, Gent, 
and fhe being of his near kindred, afked him, why thefe gentlemen 
of the pale, that were anciently defcended of the Englifh, could for 
piety rob and deftroy the Englifh proteftants as they did ? thereunto 
he anfwered, that the poor Trim had the blame of all, but if the 
papifts in England had but had as much power among themfelves in 
England as the Irilh had in Ireland, the Englifh papilts would have 
jifen againft the Englifh proteftants firit, fo as the poor Irilh, as he 
called them, Ihould not have been put to begin their quarrel here 
the firit; adding, do you think, coulin, that the Irilh durft begin as 
they did, but that they conceived themfelves fure of the like riling 
about the fame time in England, according to the plot that the pa- 
pills of both kingdoms had among them, fo as there could come no 
aid or afiiftance out of England to the proteftants in Ireland, or to 
that effect. And Job. Ward, Efq. in his depofnion fays, that the 
laid Mr. Barnewall gave the belt and trueft intelligence out of Eng- 
land, and was very intimately acquainted with fome that were near 
the Queen, who allured him that none of the King's fhips would 
appear upon thefe coafts until that ammunition, which the Irifh ex- 
pected daily out of France and Spain, Ihould be firft come to them, 
to which, or the like purpofe, he had feen letters figned Nicholas 
Barnewall. (Depofition of Sufanna wife of Geo. Stockdale, Gent, 
and Lodge.) 

+ The preamble. Nos ferio animadvertentes bona et pergrata 
Ofhcia Nobis et Coronae noftrae, tarn per fidelem atque nobis dilec- 
tum Nicholaum Barnewall de Turvy in comitatu Dublin in Regno 
noitro Hibernis Armigerum, in dido Regno noftro Hibermsein pro- 
pria perfona fua, quam per Filium fuum Patricium Barnewall 
Turraae Equitum pr?efeCtum in Regno noftro Angliac, pra?itita ; 
nofque volentes prxfatum Nicholaum Barnewall pro jufto Merito in 
hoc Regno, ac etiam pro bono Merito predict! Patricii in Servitio 


1 Temple, p. 51. 2 Rot. Anno 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24. f. R. 17, 
3 idem. D. R. 37. 


elder daughter and coheir to Henry, the twelfth Earl of 
Kildare, widow of Rory O Donnel, Earl of Tyrconnel, 
and deceafmg at Turvey 20 Auguft 1663, l was buried 3 
September, purfuant to the direction of his will, proved 
1 1 September following 2 . tc in the ancient monument of 
" his forefathers in the church of Lufke, in decent and 
" competent order, according to his degree and calling." 
And after his funeral charges paid, wills all his perfonal 
cftate, debts, goods, and chatties, for the payment and fa- 
tisfa&ion of his debts, and if they failed, the remainder to 
be diicharged out of the lands which he had already order- 
ed for paying the fame 3. His ilTue were five fons and four 
daughters, viz. 

(1) Chriftopher, who died unmarried. 

(2) Colonel Patrick Barnewall, whofe fervices are mentioned 
in the preamble to his father's patent, died in England., 

(3) Henry, who fucceeded to the honours. 

(4) Francis, of Beggftown and of Woodpark in the county 
of Meath, where he reiided in 1667, who married flrtl 
Jane, daughter and heir to Philip Fitz-Gerald of Alloonc 
in the county of Kildare, Efq. by whom he had a fon Ni- 
cholas ; and fecondly Mariana, daughter and heir to Rich- 
ard Perkins of Lifford in Donegall, Efq. who died in Fe- 
bruary 1672 4 , and by her had iflue Richard, Francis, 
Matthew, Patrick, Mary, Bridget, and Elizabeth. He 
died 6 January 1697, and was buried the 7 at Lufke, be- 
ing fucceeded by his fon Nicholas, who married Catha- 
rine, fourth daughter of Robert, and fifter to John, Lord 
Trimlefton, and had feveral fons and daughters > feveral 
of the former went into foreign fervice. 

(5) Matthew died unmarried 14 June 1668, and was buried 

the 16 at Lufke 5 . 
(1) Daughter Mary, was married to Nicholas, the fixth 

Vifeount Gormanfton, and died in May 1642 at Alloonc 

in the county of Kildare 6 . 


uoftro in Regno noftro Angliae, Favoris noftri Characlere ornandum, 

Sciatis igitur, &c. Cromwell, by his letter, dated at Whitehall 

23 September 1 658, directed, that his houte at Turvey and 500I. * 
year of his eitate fhould be fett to him, until the parliament's refo- 
tution concerning him was known ; which was accordingly done 
% February 1658. 

* MiiTal. penes Dom. Kingfland. 2 Lodge; 

3 Prerog. Office. 4 Ledge. 

5 Calendar of a Miffal. penes Lord Kin gflancL 
*' St?o title- Ludlov?* 


Mable, married in January 1636 to Chriftopher, the fe- (2) 
cond Earl of Fingall, died at Beggftown 1 February 1699, 
and was buried the 4 at Killeen l . 

Eleanor, married to Charles White of Leixlip, Efq. (3) 

Frances, died unmarried, and was buried at Lufke. (4) 

Henry, the fecond Vifcount Kingfland, on 17 May Henry, 
167 1 had a releafe of the quit-rents, impofed by the a6h of 2 
fettlement, and in 1685 a grant of lands under the a6t of Vifcount. 
grace. He married to his firft wife in 1661 Mary, eldeft 
daughter of John, the fecond Vifcount Netterville, and by 
her, who died 28 October 1663, an( ^ was buried at Lufke, 
he had an only child Marian, born 26 March 1662, and 
married to Thomas, Lord Riverfton, whofe widow {he died 
16 September 1735 2 .* He took to his fecond wife 11 De- 
cember 1664 the Lady Mary Nugent, eldeft daughter of 
Richard, Earl of Weftmeath 3, and dying worn out with, 
age andficknefs, 1 June 1688, was buried the 3 at Lufke, 
having iffue by her, who was born 2i February 1648 * ? 
deceafed 25 June 1680, and was there interred, four 
fons and three daughters, viz. Nicholas his fucceflbr ; 
Richard, born 7 Auguft 1675, died at Turvey 4 June 
1746, and was buried the 7 in St. Machin's church at 
Lufke ; Jofeph, born 25 April 1677, was living in 1688 ; 
Chriftopher, born 22 February 1680; Mary, born 20 
July 1670, was married 23 September 1687 to Thomas, 
Lord Howth, died 16 October 17 15, and was buried at 

Howth ; Bridget, born 6 June 1672, married to * 

Mac-Mahon, Efq. ; and Mable, born 24 November 1673 
was firft married to Oliver, the eighth Lord of Louth, 
who dying in 1707, fhe after became fecond wife of Ste- 
phen Taaffe of Dowanftown, Efq. died 27 September 
1 7 10, and was buried at Duleeke 5 * 

Nicholas, the third Vifcount Kingfland, born 15 of Nicholas, 
April 1668, a little before his father's death, (who by ,. 3 
age and ficknefs was grown very infirm, and unable to ma- * licount * 
nage any affairs), being then under age, was placed in the 
care of Thomas, Lord Riverfton, who 12 May 1688 con- 
cluded a treaty of marriage for him with Mary, youngeft 
daughter of George, Count Hamilton, (by his wife Fran- 
ces, elder daughter and coheir to Richard Jennings of 
Sandridge in Hertfordshire, Efq. then the wife of Richard 

E 2 Talbot, 

' See title Dunfany, 2 Miffal aforefaid. 

3 Articles 21 November 1660, and purfaant to a deed dated 29 
ike month. -* Hem. Miffal. 5 Idem. Miffal. 


Talbot, Earl of Tyrconnel) on the 15 of which month 
they were married at eight o'clock in the morning, her por- 
tion being 3000L ; and his Lordfhip who fucceeded to an 
cftate of 3500I. a year % foon after entering into the Irifh 
army, was a captain in the Earl of Limerick's dragoons, 
and for his fervices in that ftation was outlawed ; but upon 
the route at the Boyne, he went to Limerick, and conti- 
nued there until the furrender thereof, 2 hence being com- 
prehended within the articles of Limerick, he obtained are- 
vcrfal of the faid outlawry, as the Lords appointed to infpefc 
the journals,, found 2 December 1 697 3 . In K. William's firft 
parliament he delivered his writ of iummons 28 Oct. 1692, 
audtook the oath of allegiance to hisMajefty ; but being de- 
manded to take the oath, and make and fubicribe the de- 
claration according to the act made in England, he refuf- 
ed fo to do, declaring it was not agreeable to his confci- 
ence. Whereupon the Lord Chancellor acquainted him, 
that he knew the confequence of his refufal was, that he 
could not fit in that houfe, on which his Lordihip with- 
drew 4 ; and in the feffion of 1703, joined with other Ro- 
man Catholicks in a petition (26 February) defiring to have 
the reafons heard by council, which they had to offer 
againft. pafTing the bill, entitled, an aft to prevent t be fur- 
ther growth of popery. His Lordfhip departed this world 

14 June 1725, and was buried the 16 in the church of 
Lulke, having ifTue by his faid Lady, who died at Turvey, 

15 February 1735, and was buried with him, two fona 
and four daughters, viz- Henry-Benedict his fucceffor ; 
George, (born 24 November 17 11, who in April 1752 
married Barbara, fecond daughter of Thomas, Vifcount 
Falconberg, and died in June 177 1, leaving an only fon 
George, by his Lady, who died in London in October 
1 761 ) ; Elizabeth, born 31 May 1699, died unmarried 
at Kilkenny 15 November 1722, and was there buried ? 
Frances, born 7 November 1700, was married to Richanf 
Barnewall, Efq. third fon of John, Lord Trimleiion, and 
died 19 March 1735 ; Harriot, born 3 June 1702, died J 
November 1703 ; and Mary, born 12 July 1704, died \Q 
December following of the fmalJ-pQx, and was buried at 
Lulke '. 


* Chancery Decrees 14 O&ober 1693, an<J 3 July 1695.' 

* Idem. ~ 3 Lord's jour. I. 6?$* * JLdejn, 46^ 
s Lodge, * Ideaju JYIiuah- * w 


Henry-Benedict, the fourth Vifcount Kingfland, born I Henry- 
February 1708 ; on the lall day of the feiTlon of parliament Benedict, 
viz. 31 March 1740 he delivered his writ of fummons, and y-f c ^ unt 
took the oath of fidelity 1, but his lordfhip profefling the Ro- 
man-Catholic religion, was difqualified from fitting in that 
moil: honourable houfe, or enjoying the privileges of parlia- 
ment. On 22 May 1735 he married on Arbour-hill, 
Honora, elded daughter of Peter Daly of Quanfbury in 
the county of Galway, Efq. counfellor at law, but by her 
who furvived him and died in 1784 his Lordfhip had no 
iffue, and he deceafing at Quanfbury 11 March 1774, was 
fucceededin the honours by his faid nephew 

George, the fifth and prefent Vifcount, who was born George, 
12 Auguft 1758, and being early initiated in the princi- 5 
pies of the proteftant religion, as by law eftablifhed, took * " coant * 
the oaths, and was admitted to his feat in the Houfe of 
Peers 18 January 1787. 

Titles.] George Barnewall, Vifcount Barnewall of 
Kingfland, and Baron of Turvey, both in the county of 

Creations/] So created 29 June 1646, 22 Car. L 

Arms.] Ermine, a bordure ingrailed, ruby* 

Crest.] On a wreath, a plume of five feathers, topaz* 
ruby, faphire, emerald and pearl, and thereon a falcon* 
with wings difelofed of the laft. 

Supporters.] The dexter, a gryphon, pearl; the 
iinifter, a lion, ruby. 

Motto.] Malo Mori Quam F^dari. 

Seat.] Turvey, in the county of Dublin, 8 miles from 
the metropolis. This feat was built in 1565, as appears 
from the arms, and this infeription over the Weft gate; 

The arms of Sir Chriflopher Barnewall and Dame 
Marion Sherle, alias Churly, who made this Houfe 
in Anno 1565 

8 Lords Jour, HI, 495 


( 54 ) 


1 8 X H I S noble family is denominated from ihe Lordfhip 
of Cholmondeley in the hundred of Broxton and 
county of Chefter, and the name (like others of great an- 
tiquity) hath been fo variouflv written, that fome have 
enumerated 25 feveral ways -In Domefday-book (which 
contains a furvey of all England, made by the Conqueror's 
order, except the four counties of Weftmoreland, Cumber- 
land, Northumberland, and Durham) it is written Calmun- 
delei, and was then part of the poflemons of Robert Fitz- 
Hugh, Baron of Malpas. Which Fitz-Hugh alfo held iri 
Ceftrefcire, as the fame book teftifles, 29 other manors, 
which are there fpecified. But, the faid Robert dying 
without ifTue male, the barony of Malpas, with the Lord- 
fhip of Calmundelei, &c. devolved on his only daughter 
Lettice, married to William le Bel waid (fon of Jelm4e 
Belward, who lived in the time of W T illiam Rufus) and by 
him, who was living 12 Hen. I. had William le Belward 
de Malpas, poffeffed in her right of half the barony of 
Malpas, who married Beatrix, daughter of Hugh Kivilioc, 
the fifth Earl of Chefter, and coheir to her brother Earl 
Randal, and by her left three fons, 0avid ; Robert, here- 
after mentioned ; and Richard, who had a grant of one 
eighth part of Duckenton, otherwife Dochintode. 

David, who was ftyled Dan-David, and from being clerk 
or fecretary to the Earl of Chefter, fometimes was written 
Le Clerc, and fometimes de Malpas, where he fucceeded 
his father, and after the Earldom of Chefter was annexed 
to the crown, was fheriffof Chefhire 36 Hen. III. of which 
county he was alfo juftice, and held three Knight's fees in 
the faid King's reign. He married Margaret, daughter 
and heir to Ralph Ap-Enyon, a perfon of great note and 
large poiTeiTions in Cheftiire and Wales, by his wife Bea- 
trix, lifter to the aforefaid Hugh, Earl of Chefter, and 
thereby became pofTeffed of the entire barony of Malpas, 



viz. one half by defcent, and the other in right of his wife, 
by whom he left four fons, viz. 

Sir William de Malpas, who died without iflue. (0 

Philip, furnamed Gough (or, the Red) who obtained the (2) 
manor of Egerton near Malpas from Wion de Egerton, 
and refiding there, did, according to the cuftom of that age, 
leave that furname to his poflerity, the flourifhing family of 

Peter, who took the name of Clerc, and his defcend- (?\ 
ants, by that name, became feated at Thornton, 'till they 
terminated in the reign of Edward III. in fix coheirs j viz. 
Ellen, married to Sir Thomas Dutton of Dutton ; Eliza- 
beth, to Hamon Fitton ; Maud, to Henry de Beefton ; 
Margaret, to Sir William de Golbourne ; Beatrix, to 
Thomas de Shame/bury ; and Emma, to Hugh de We- 

David, was Lord of Golbourne, from whence he took (4) 
his name, and left poflerity, of whom was Sir William^ 
juft mentioned. 

Robert, the fecond fon of William, Baron of Malpas, Rober. 
by the Earl of Chefter's daughter, was anceftor to the 
Earl of Cholmondeley ; for, having that Lordfhip by gift 
of his father, and f.xing his refidence there, he aflumed 
that furname, which his fpreading and flourifhing de- 
scendants retained.^ He married Mabel, daughter of Ro- 
bert Fitz-Nigel, Baron of Halton, with whom he had the 
Lordfhip of Criflleton, and a releafe of the hofpital of 
Cholmondeley, being father by her of Sir Hugh de Choi- Sir Hugh, 
mondeleigh, who had a releafe from Randal, Earl of 
Chefter, for himfelf and his heirs, of all right of fuits of 
court and juflice, owing to the hundred of Broxtone for his 
lands in Cholmondeley. By Felice, natural daughter of 
Randal BJundvllle, Earl of Chefter and Lincoln, he had 
iflue Robert, Richard, and Felice ; the eldeft of whom, 
in feveral old deeds is written Robert, Lord of Cholmon- Robert* 
deley, and by charter gave two bovates of land with the 
appurtenances in Chriftleton, to the abbey of Chefter, 
with his body to be buried in the church-yard of St. Wer- 
burgh. He married Beatrix, daughter of Urian St.-Piere, 
nr (as fome fay) of David le Clerc, Lord of half the ba- 
rony of Malpas, and fifter to Idona, the wife of the faid 
Unan, by whom he had Richard his heir, who, in a deed Richard* 
without date, is written Lord of Cholmondeley, wherein 
.he grants to Hugh his heir all his land in Cholmondeley, 

Wvthall and other places. 


$5 CHOLMONDELEY, Viscount K E L L g. 

Hugh. Which Hugh married Margery, lifter and coheir to 
Richard de Kingfley, and daughter of Sir Richard, Lord 
of Kingfley, &c. great-grandfon of Randal de Kingfley, 
who had the forefterfhip of Delamer given him by Randal, 
the firft Earl of Chefter of that name, and by her, who 
furvived him, had feveral daughters and three fons, where- 

Hugh. of Hugh the eldeft is mentioned in feveral deeds in the 
reign of Edw. I ; and 6 Edw. II. being in the cornmiflion 
of the peace, he was prefent at the cattle of Chefter, when 
David le Cooper was executed for burglary, committed at 
Cholmondeley and Burwardefley. He married Catharine, 
daughter of William de Spurftow, and left iffue four fons, 
Richard his heir ; William, hereafter mentioned ; Robert 
of Chorley ; and Thomas, who writes himfelf fon of 
Hugh de Cholmondeleigh in a charter, dated at Burton the 
Friday after the feaft of St. Hillary 1325, whereby he 
granted to John de Burton, chaplain, all his eftate in Bur- 
ton near Turvyn, which he had received from Hugh, fon 
of Richard, fon of Simon de Burton. 
Familiesof Robert Cholmondeley of Chorley, the third fon, by his 

Chorley wife Alice left two fons, William, who died childlefs ; and 

wvh - John, who fucceeded his brother at Chorley, Anno 4 Hen. 
'' IV. and, with his fon Robert, 9 Hen. V. grants to Mar- 
garet, wife of Edmond de Munfale a moiety of the village 
of Wyncham. He married a daughter of Sir Robert Needr 
ham of Shenton, and was anceflor to John Cholmondeley 
of Chorley and of Goldefton, Efq who by Joan, daughter 
and heir to Thomas Eyton of Goldefton, had two fons, 
Sir Richard ; and Sir Roger, anpeftor to the family, at 

Sir Richard Cholmondeley, the elder fon, diftinguiftied 
for the valour and conduct he Chewed on feveral occafions 
in the reigns of Henry VIL and VIII. was knighted in 
1497 (12 Hen. VII- ) by the Earl of Surry, for his fervices 
againft the Scots, who had received and aflifted Perkin 
Warbeck ; was conftituted lieutenant of Berwick, and 
fome time after governor of Kingfton upon Hull ; the for- 
ces of which garrifon he commanded (5 Hen. VIII.) at the 
battle of Floden, wherein James IV. King of Scotland was 
ilain, and fo ferviceab.'e was his conduct that day, that he 
was made lieutenant of the tower of London, and receiv- 
ed a letter of thanks from the King, dated 27 November at 
Windfor.- 26 December 1521 he made his will, and dy- 
ing that Year, was buried in the church of St. Peter ad 



Vinculo, within the tower, under a monument, thus circum- 
fcribed ; 

Jacent Corpora Richardi Cholmondeley 
Militis, et Doming Elifabethse Conjugis 

Suse. Qui Quorum Animabus Deus 

Propitietur. Amen. 

He left no legitimate ifTue, but had a natural Ton Roger 
Cholmondeley of Lincoln's-Inn, who became Chief Juftice 
of the King's Bench 21 March 1 55 1 (6 Edw. VI.) and 
about the year 1564 built and endowed a free grammar 
fchool at Highgate in Middleiex, in the difpofltion of fix 
governors, and not long after died, leaving two daughters 
his coheirs ; Elizabeth, firfl: married to Leonard Beckwith 
of Selbie in Yorkfhire (whofe fon Roger married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Sir Richard Cholmondeley, Knt. and fold Sel- 
bie to the Earl of Derby) and fecondly to Chriitopher 
JCenn, Efq. ; and Frances was firfl wife to Sir Thomas 
Rulfel of Strenfham in Wore efterfh ire. 

Sir Roger Cholmondeley, brother to Sir Richard, wa$ 
buried in the South aile of St. Dunftan's church in the 
Weft, under a marble tomb, with this memorial ; 

Here lyeth the Bodie of Sir Roger Cholmondeley, 
Knight for the Bodie to Kinge Henrie the 8th.' 
Which Sir Roger deceafed the 28th. day of April 
Anno Dom. 1538. 

His wife was Catharine, daughter of Sir Robert Confta- 
ble of Flamboroup;h in Yorkfhire, and his ifTue were four 
fons and three daughters, Sir Richard; Marmaduke ; Ro- 
ger; Henry ; Margaret, married to Henry Gafcoigne of 
Sudbury, Efq. ; Elizabeth ; and Jane. Sir Richard, the 
elded: fon, of Thornton and of Raxby, was appointed 
conftable of Scarborough-cattle 2 Edw. VI. in whofe firfl 
year, and 3 and 4 Phil, and Mary, he was fherifT of the 
county of York, and married to his firfl: wife Margaret, 
daughter of William, Lord Conyers, by whom he had 
three fons ; Francis of Raxbv, (who married Joan, daugh- 
ter and coheir to Sir Ralph Buhner of Wilton in Cleve- 
land, and died without iffue in 1586) ; Roger of Branfby, 
(who married Jane, eldefl daughter and coheir to Thomas 
Dela^erer of Branfby, Efq. and left Marmaduke his heir ; 
Richard ; Thomas > William i Catharine, married to Lec^ 



nard Chaniberlaine ; Alice ; and Elizabeth. Marmaduke r 
the eldeft fon living at Branfbie in 1584 married Lriula* 
daughter and heir to Ralph Aiflabie ot South-Dalton, Efq* 
and was anceftor to the family of Branfby, whereof Mar- 
maduke, married Catharine, daughter of Sir Philip Hun- 
gate of Saxton, Bart.) ; and Richard, the youngeft, mar- 
ried Thomazin, another daughter and coheir to the laid 
Thomas Delaverer, and had two fons and three daughter* 
Richard, John, Catharine, Dorcas, and Elizabeth. -The 
fecond wife of Sir Richard was Catharine, elded daughter 
of Henry Clifford, the firft Earl of Cumberland, by Mar- 
garet, daughter of Philip Percy the fifth Earl of Northum- 
berland ; widow of John, Lord Scrope of Bolton, and by 
her he had Sir Henry Cholmondeley of Grandmount, in 
1584, and alio of Ra>:by in 1586; and two daughters, 
Margaret, married to James Strangeways of Orm and 
Sneton, Efq. ; and Catharine, to Sir Richard Dutton of 
Whitby. Sir Henry married Margaret, daughter of Sir 
William Babthorpe, Knt. and had Sir Richard, Henry, 
Catharine, and Margaret* Sir Richard the eldeft fon, 
born in 1580, was meriff of Yorkihire in the laft year of 
K. James I. and had Hugh his heir ; and Margaret the firfl: 
wife of Sir William Strickland of Boynton, Bart, by whom 
ftie had four daughters. Sir Hugh Cholmondeley of Whit- 
by was created a Baronet 10 Auguft 1641, and by th 
Lady Anne Compton, eldeft daughter of Spencer, Earl of 
Northampton, had Sir William Cholmondeley, Bart, who 
married Catharine, third daughter of John Savile of Meth- 
ley in Yorkihire, Efq. (by Margaret his fecond wife, 
daughter of Sir Henry Garraway, Lord Mayor of Lon- 
don), and by her, who re-married with Sir Nicholas Stroud 
of Wefterham in Kent, Knt. where fhe died, and was bu- 
ried at Chevening 11 December 17 10, had only daughters 
his coheirs, the eldeft of whom Elizabeth, was married to 
Sir Edward Dering of Surenden, Bart, and by him, whQ 
died in 1689, had Sir Cholmondeley Dering; William J 
Daniel ; and Cecilia. 

Richard. We now proceed with Richard, the eldeft fon of Hugh 
Cholmondeley by Catharine Spurftow. He lived in the 
reigns of Edw. II. and III. and by Mabella his wife had 

Richard, two fons, Richard and William, the elder of whom was 
living 31 Edw. III. in which year, being ftyled Lord of 
Cholmundley, he claimed the privilege of holding courts 
for trial ot all manner of pleas within his demefnes of 
Cholmundley and Chriiileton, with view pf frank-pledge, 



waifs, eftrays, &c. By his wife Maud he left a fon Rich- Richard. 
ard, whodeceafing without iilue 35 Edw. III. was fucceed- 
ed by his great-uncle William, iecond fon of Hugh de 
Cholmondeley and Catharine Spurftow. 

Which William married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William. 
William Brereton of Brereton, and was dead 49 F.d. III. 
when his faid father-in-law, in confederation of 166I. 13s. 
4d. payable to the King within the term of 7 years, had 
the guardianfhip of his fon and heir Richard, and his mar- 
riage without difparagement ; with the reverfion of the 
dowry (when it fhould happen) of Maud, widow of the 
late Richard de Cholmondeley. And if the faid Richard, 
his grandfon, mould die before he attained his full age, 
that then he fhould have the wardihip and marriage of Ca- 
tharine and Margery, filters or the faid Richard. Which 
Richard married firfl Anne, daughter of John Bromley of Richard. 
Badington; and fecondly Alice, daughter and coheir to 
Richard de Henhull, who died 11 Rich. II. and had Wil- 
liam de Cholmondeley, who married Maud, daughter of 
Sir John Cheney of Willaiton in Werrall in Chemire (co- 
heir to her mother Maud, daughter and coheir to Thomas 
de Capenhurft) and dying in 1409 (10 Hen. IV.) before 
his father, left iffue Richard ; and John of Copenhall in 
Staffordfhire, anceftor to the Cholmondeieys of that place, 
and others. 

Richard, the elder fon, 4 Edw. IV- was one of the juf- Ri Crla r<L 
tices in the county of Chefter, before whom fines were le- 
vied, as he was 2 Hen. VII. in whofe fourth year he died, 
leaving by Ellen, daughter of John Davenport of Daven- 
port, Efq* Richard his heir, a benefactor to the church of Richard. 
Baddily, on which account his effigies, according to the 
cuftom of the times, was painted in glafs, and fixed in the 
higheft window on the South-fide next the chancel, kneel- 
ing before a defk, with a book thereon, his coat-armour 
and this infcription underneath ; 

Orate pro bono Statu -et Richardi 


He married Eleanor, fifth and youngeft daughter of Sir 
Thomas Dutton of Dutton (by Anne, daughter of James, 
Lord Audley) and coheir to her brother John Dutton, who 
died a minor, and deceafing 9 Hen. VII. left ififue 

Richard Cholmondeley, Efq. alfo one of the juftices, Kichajcl. 
before whom fines were levied from 17 Hen. VII. to 24 


60 CHOLMONDELEY, Viscount K E L L S: 

Hen. VIII. in whofe 30 year he departed this life, set. 43^ 
He repaired the chancel of Cholmondeley-church, on the 
fcreen whereof his arms are cut, with this inscription ; 

Orate pro bono Statu Richardi Cholmondeley 

Et Elizabeth Uxoris ejus, Sacelli faclores. Anno 

Domini Miilefimo Quingentefimo quarto Decimo. 

His firfl wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Si# Roger Cor* 
bet of Morton-Corbet in Shropfhire, by whom he had an 
only daughter Maud, married to Sir Peter Newton of Be- 
verley, by whom me had John, Charles, and Arthur. By 
his fecond wife Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Randal Brere- 
ton of Malpas, chamberlain of Chefter, who remarried 
with Sir Randal Manwaring of Over-Pever, he had Seve- 
ral children, whereof Catharine was married to Richards 
Preflland of Preftland and Wardhill in Chefhire, Efq. ; Ag- 
nes, (to Randal Manwaring of Carington, Efq. by whom 
(he had Henry of Kilingham, living in 1566, anceftor by 
Eleanor, daughter of George Venables, Efq. to the family of 
that place) ; and Urfula, to Thomas Stanley of Wever, Efq. 
living 1580, great-grandfon of John Stanley, brother to 
Thomas, the mil Earl of Derby, by Elizabeth, daughter 
and heir to Thomas Wever of Wever, Efq. and by him 
had Thomas, who died without ifTue ; Ralph, who left pof- 
fcerity by Margaret, daughter of John Mafterfon of Nant- 
wich ; Elizabeth, married to Roger Downes of Shriglcy ; 
Frances, to Henry Delves of Dodington ; and Dorothy. 
The fons were, Hugh his heir ; and Randal (or Ranulph) 
Cholmondeley, who being educated in the fludy of the 
laws at Lincoln's-Inn, was elected 5 Edw. VI. autumn 
reader of that Society, but did not read becaufe of the pef- 
tilence ; the next year he was lent-reader, and in 1553 (i 
and 2 Phil, and Mary) being one of the judges of the fhe- 
riffs court of London, was made recorder of that city ; al- 
io 4 and 5 Phil, and Mary was chofen double reader, and 
I Eliz. treble reader of the Society, whereof he was a 
member, being then called by her Majefty's writ to be Ser- 
jeant at law. He was alfo chief juilice of the Common- 
Pleas, and in the afcrefaid reigns member of parliament 
for the city of London. He lies buried in the church of 
St. Dunftan in the Weil:, under a tomb in the South aile of 
the choir, with this memorial j 



Ranulphus Cholmely clara Hie cum Conjuge dormit, 

Binaque Connubji Corpora jun6ta fide, 

Hoec brevis Urna tenet, Veros disjungcre Amantes, 

Nee potuit Mortis Vir tmculenta nimis 

Juftitia infignis Nulli Pietate fecundus, 

Ranulphus clara Stirpe creatus erat. 

Non dcerant Artes Generoio pe&ore dignse 

Doctus et Anglorum Jure pcritus erat. 

Ille Recordator Londini Huic extitit Urbi, 

Et Miferis Temper Mite Levamen erat. 

Hujus acerba Viri Londinum funera deflct, 

Dicens, Juititije Vive perennis Honor. 

Obiit 25 Die Apnlis 

An. 1563. 

Sir Hugh Cholmondeley, his elder brother, was 25SirHugIi# 
years of age at his father's death, and in 1544 (36 Hen. 
VIII ) took fhare in the expedition to Scotland under the 
Duke of Norfolk, and for his valiant behaviour received 
ihe honour of Knighthood at Leith . In 1557 he raifed 
at his own expence 100 men, to march againflthe Scots, 
under the Earl of Derby, fent in September to oppofe their 
jnvafion of England. He was a perfon of great honour 
and virtue, prudence and temperance, liberality and hof- 
pitality > and his death was generally lamented, having foe 
50 years together been efteemed the father of his country* 
by his good offices to all, who applied for his affiftance or 
advice, which appears from many arbitrations on record, 
that were left to his deciiion. He was four times fheriff of 
Cheihire, viz. in \ Edw. VI. Z and 3 Phil, and Mary ; 8 
and 31 Eliz. ; and a long time one of the two deputy- 
lieutenants of that county : being alfo for fome years fherifY 
of the county of Flint, and vice-preiident of the marches 
of Wales, in the abfence of Sir Henry Sidney, L. D. of 
Ireland. He died 6 January 1596, in the 83 year of his 
age, and lies buried in the family-chancel in the church of 
Malpas 2, under a noble monument of alabafter, richly 
adorned with the effigies of him and his lady, 2nd other 

He married firfl Anne, daughter and coheir to George 
Dolman of Malpas, by Agnes his wife, daughter and heir 
to Thomas Hill of the fame place, Efq. and lecondly Ma- 

Fuller's Worthies of die county of Chafw, 

SMsm. ' ' - v - 


ry, daughter of Sir William Griffith of Pentherne in 
North-Wales, widow of Sir Randal Brereton of Malpas, 
by whom he had no ifTue ; but by the firft had three fons, 
Hugh his heir ; Richard and Randal, who both died child- 
lefs ; and one daughter Frances, married to Thomas Wil- 
braham of Woodhey in Chefhire, Efq. living in 1580, by 
whom fhe had two daughters, Dorothy, married to John 
Done, Efq. ; Mary, to Sir Thomas Delves ; and one fon, 
Sir Richard Wilbraham, Knt. created a Baronet 5 May 
162 1, who married Grace, daughter of Sir John Savage, 
Knt. and his heirs general by marriage are the Earls of 
Bradford and Dyfart. 
ir Hugh. Sir Hugh Cholmondeley of Cholmondeley, who fuc- 
ceeded, was knighted in the memorable year of the Spanifli 
invanon, 1588, and at his father's deceafe was upwards of 
46 years old. He was heir to his virtues as well as eftate, 
and gave many proofs of an honourable benevolence, a 
fteady adherence to the protectant religion, and a firm at- 
tachment to the interefts of his country. Before he was 
2i years of age, he headed 130 men, raifed by his father's 
interefr. and expence, and marched with them to afliit in 
iuppreffing the rebellion in the North, begun in 1570 (12 
Eliz.) by the Earls of Weftmorland and Northumberland, 
for refloring the Romiih religion ; who being put to flight, 
they and other confpirators were attainted by parliament- 
In 2>3 an d 41 of Eliz. he was efcheator of the county of 
Chefter, as aifo iheriff thereof, and in 1600 (42 Eliz.) was 
joined in a fpecial commimon with the Lord Chancellor 
gerton,Lord Treafurer Buckhurfland others, for the fup- 
premon of fchifm. He increafed his eftate by feveral pur- 
chafes and his marriage of Mary, daughter and heir to 
Chriftopher Holford of Holford, Efq- by Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter and coheir to Sir Randal Manwaring of Pever and Ba- 
daley, elder brother to Philip, from whom defcended Sir 
Thomas Manwaring, Bart. ; and departing this life 23 
July 1601, was buried with his anceftors at Malpas, hav- 
ing ifiue by her *, who died at Holford 15 Auguft 1625, 


* Her faid father was the fon and heir of Thomas Holford by his 

firlt wife Margaret, daughter of Butler, of Bewfey, Efq. fon 

and heir to Sir John Holford by Margery, daughter and heir to 
Ralph Brereton of Ifcoit in Flintfhire, fecond fon of Randal, great- 
grandfon and heir to Sir Randal Brereton of Malpas, living 29 


1 Puller ut antea. 


and was buried with him, five fons and three daughters, 

Robert his heir, born 16 June 1584. (1) 

Hatton, who died unmarried in London, 1605. (2) 

Hugh, who died before his eldeit. brother Robert, and is (3) 
anceftor to the Earl of Cholmondeley. 

Thomas, of whom prefently. (4) 

Francis, died in his infancy. (5) 

Daughter Mary, was married to Sir George Calverley (1) . 
of Ley in Chefhire, Knt. 

Lettice, the firft wife to Sir Richard Grofvenor of Eaton- (2) 
Boat, Knt. and Bart, by whom fhe had Sir Richard, the 
fecond Baronet, and three daughters. 

Frances, the fecond wife to Peter Venables, Baron of (3) 

Thomas, the fourth fon, became feated at Vale-royal in Family o 
Chefnire, of which county he was fheriff 14 Car. I. and Vale- 
married Elizabeth, daughter and heir to John Minihul of Ro y al * 
Minfhul, Efq. by Frances his wife, eldeft daughter of Sir 
John Egerton of Egerton, Knt. and dying 3 January 
J 652, was buried at Minftiul, having iffue three fons and 
three daughters, Thomas ; Robert, who died 4 September 
1658 ; Francis, created A. M. at Oxford 17 July 166*9, 
and was a burgefs to ferve in parliament in the reign of K* 
William ; Mary, married to Thomas, elded: fon of Sir 
Thomas Middleton of Chirk-caMe in Denbighmire ; Ca- 
tharine, to Charles Manwaring of Ighfield, Efq. and Eli- 
zabeth, died unmarried. -Thomas, who fucceeded, was 
appointed fheriff of Chefhire by K. Charles II- on his ref- 
toration, and fo continued the next year ; being alfo one 
of thofe perfons, thought qualified to be made Knights of 
the royal oak in 1660, an order intended by the King to 


Hen. VI. by his wife Alice, daughter and heir to "William de Ip- 
fton, by Maud, heir to Sir Robert Swynerton, by Elizabeth, 
daughter and coheir to Sir Nicholas Beake, by Jane, only daugh- 
ter of Ralph, Earl of Stafford, by his fecond wife Catharine, daugh- 
ter and coheir to Sir John de Hafting of Chebfey. Lady Chol- 
mondeley fpent her widowhood chiefly at Holford, which fhe re- 
built and enlarged ; and by conducting with fpirit the great fuit fhe 
had with her uncle George Holford of Newborough in Dutton, the 
next heir male, concerning the eftate, which, after it had continued 
for above 40 years, was compromifed by the mediation of friends, 
was ufually called by K. James I. The bold lady of Che/hire-, and 
in the partition fhe had the manors and Lordfhips of Holford, 
Bulkeley. and other large poffeiTions^ and he had the demefaa of 
Jfcoit in Fljntfhire, with other lands. 

64 CHOLMONDELEY, Viscount K E L L S. 

feveral followers of his fortune, who were to wear a filver 
medal, with a device of the King- in the oak, appendant 
to a ribband about their necks 5 but it was thought proper 
to lay the order a fide, left it might create animofities, and 
open thofe wounds afrefh, which it were more prudent to 
heal. In that reign and the rirft year of James II. he re- 
prefented the county of Chefter in parliament ; and attend- 
ing the Duke of York to the Univerfity of Oxford, was 
complimented 22 May 1683 with the degree of Doc- 
tor of laws. He married firit Jane> daughter of Sir Lio- 
nel Tolmach of Helmingham in Suffolk, Bart, anceftor to 
the Earl of Dyfart, by whom he had one fon Robert ; and 
three daughters, Elizabeth, married to Sir Thomas Ver- 
non of Hodnet in the county of Salop, Bartr ; Jane, who 
died unmarried ; and Mary, firft wife to John Egerton of 
Oulton, Efq.< His fecond wife was Anne, daughter of Sir 
Walter St. John, Bart, and fitter to Henry, Lord Vifcount 
St. John, and by her, who died 1 December 1742, set. 
92, he had two fobs and one daughter, Charles, Avho fuc- 
ceeded to the eftate ; Seymour, who married Elizabeth, 
cldeft daughter of John, Lord Amburnham, widow of Ro- 
bert Cholmondeley of Hoi ford, Efq. and dying 26 July 
1739 at Arden in Chefhire, left no iffue by her, who de- 
ceafed 26 January 1 731 . The daughter Johanna was mar- 
ried to Amos, fon and heir to Sir William Meredyth of 
Henbury in Chefhire, Bart, by whom fhe had one fon Wil- 
liam, and four daughters. Robert Cholmondeley, Efq- 
the only fon by the firft wife, married Elizabeth, fifter of 
the faid Sir Thomas Vernon, by whom leaving an only 
daughter Elizabeth, married to John Atherton of the coun- 
ty of Lancafter, Efq. the eftate devolved on his brother 
Charles, who in feveral parliaments ferved for the county 
of Chefter, and married EfTex, eldeft lifter of Thomas 
Pitt, Earl of Londonderry, which title is extinct, by whom 
he had Thomas his heir, and four daughters, EiTex, born 
in 17 15 and married in Auguft 173.2 to the third fon of 
Colonel William Meyrick ; Jane, Mary, and Elizabeth, 
one o^ whom married 8 Auguft 1753 to tne R V - ^ r - 
Wannup, rec\or ofWaldOn in Hertfordshire. 
Sir We now proceed with Robert, eldeft fon of Sir Hugh 

Robert, CholmondcLev. He was created a Baronet 2q Tune 161 1, 
' ilcount being the 36 in order of creation; was lherifY of 
o^Kells. Chefhire in 1021, and advanced to the Peerage of Ireland 
in 1628, by the title oi' Vifcount Cholmondeley of Kells. 
lie alfoj in consideration of his fpcciaKervice in raif- 


fing feveral companies of foot in Chefhire, and fending 
many others to the King then at Shrew/bury, (which flood 
him in high ftead in the memorable battle of Kineton foon. 
after) as alfo in railing other forces for defending the city 
of Chefter, at the firft fiege thereof, and courageous ad- 
venture in the fight at Til (Ion-Heath ; together with his 
great fufferings, by the plunder of his goods and burning 
his houles, was by letters patent, bearing date at Oxford I 
September 1645 created a Baron of England, by the title 
of Lord Cholmondeley of Wiche-Malbank (commonly 
called Nantwich) and by other letters patent, dated 5 
March enfuing, was created iiarl of the province of Lein- 
iter. -When the royal power was at an end, and the king- 
dom under the obedience of the parliament, he was fuffer- 
ed to compound for his eftate, but upon no lefs a fine than 
7742I. He was remarkable for his good government of the 
great affairs of the country ; his liberal hofpitality, and 
many other virtues. He married Catharine, younger 
daughter and coheir to John, Lord Stanhope of Harring- 
ton, Vice-Chamberlain of the houfhold to K. James I. by 
his wife Margaret, eldeft daughter of Henry Mac-Willi- 
ams of Stanbourne in EtTex, Efq. but dying without legi- 
timate iffue 2 October 1659, set. 75, was buried by his La- 
dy, who deceased 15 June 1657, in the chancel of the fa- 
mily at Malpas. Whereupon Robert, fon of his brother 
Hugh, became heir to his eftate ; but the lands of Holford 
(which came by his mother) he fettled on Thomas Chol- 
mondeley, his natural fon by Mrs. Coulfon, to whom, as 
was thought, he was affianced, though never married. 
Which Thomas Cholmondeley of Holford, Efq. died there 
6 January 1667, and was buried 16 at Nether-Pever, on 
whom his chaplain Mr. Kent, in his funeral fermon, ob- 
ferved, i6 That he was a loyal fubject, a good huiband, a 
f( good father, a good mafter, a good landlord, a good 
c neighbour, a good friend, a good chriftian, and a good 
se man." He married Jane, daughter of Edward Holland 
of Eyton in Lancafhire, Efq. by whom he had three fons, 
Robert ; Thomas ; and Richard, who died young in 1665. 
Robert, the eldeft, was born in 1652, and married Eliza- 
beth, eldeft daughter of John, the firft Lord Afhburnham, 
who furvived him, and remarried with Seymour Cholmon- 
deley, Efq. as already mentioned. 

Hugh Cholmondeley, Efq. younger brother to Robert-, Hugh* 
Earl of Leinfter, had a good eftate fettled on him by his 
mother, which me purchafed in Chefhire, and married 

Vol. V. F Mary, 


Mary, daughter of Sir John Bodvile of Bodvile-caftle in 
Caernarvonfhire, where he departed this life 1 1 September 
1655, and was buried at Malpas, having had iifue two 
fons and three daughters, Robert, Hugh, Frances, Eli- 
zabeth, and Catharine, but none of them left iifue, ex- 
Robert, Robert, the elder fon, who fucceeding his uncle the Earl 
1 of Leinfter, became heir to all the Cholmondeley lands ; 
Viicount. anc j^ j n re fp e fc f his own merits, and the fervices of his 

anceftors, was dignified with the title of Vifcount Chol- 
mondeley of Kells by patent, bearing date 29 March 1661* 
and took his feat in parliament by proxy 25 June that year ' 
He married Elizabeth, daughter and coheir to George 
Cradock of Caverfwell-caitie in Staffordihire, Efq. (Sir 
Thomas Slingfby, Bart, marrying Dorothy her fifter) and 
deceafing in May 168 1, had iflue by her, who was buried 
at Malpas the larf day of February 1691, four fens and one 
daughter Elizabeth, who became the fecond wife of John 
gerton of Egerton and Oulton, Efq. (fon and heir to Sir 
Philip, fecond furviving fon of Sir Rowland Egerton of 
Egerton, Bart, and of his Lady Bridget, daughter of Ar- 
thur, Lord Grey of Wilton, Knight of the garter, and 
L. L. of Ireland) and he died without ifTue 2 January 
1732. The fons were Hugh, created Earl of Cholmonde- 
ley ; Robert, who died at Weftrniniter-fehool, and was 
buried in the North-aile of the abbey-church ; George, 
late Earl of Cholmondeley ; and Richard, buried with his 
brother, where, between the coat-armour of John de Dreux 
iind Henry de Haftings, is a moft noble monument of 
white marble erected for them, with this infeription 5 

Hie jacent fepulti duo ex Filirs Nobilimmi 
Domini Roberti Vice-Comitis Cholmondeley, quorum 
Alter Robertus, natu fecundus, Annorum nondum 
Quatuordecim, Puer optima fpei, virginalis Verecundiis* 
Ingenii virilis, hujuice Collegii regius Alumnus, et 
Nobile Ornamentum, laudabiles in Literis 
Latinis, Grsecis, Hebraicis ProgrefTus, generofa 
Indole, honeftavit, fcires antiqua Cholmondeleiorum 
Familia ortum. Obiit 4 Non. Feb. An. Salutis 1678. 
Alter, Richardus, natu quartus, Annorum duodecimo 
Tanta bonse Indolis edidit Specimina, ut facile 
Agnofcas Fratrem. Obiit Non. Junii A. D 1680. 


* Lords Jour. I., 453,/ 


Here lie interred the Bodies of Robert and 
Richard Cholmondeley, Sons to the Right Honble. 
Robert, Lord Cholmondeley, 1682. 

Hugh, the fecond Vifcount, joining with thofe patriots, Hugh, 
who oppofed the arbitrary meatures of K. James II. was 2 
created by K. William, Lord Cholmondeley of Namptwich^ count ' 
by patent, dated 10 April 1689, with limitations of the 
honour to the iffue male of his brother George.- 27 March 
1705 he was fworn of the privy council to Q^ Anne, and 
29 December 1706 advanced to the dignities of Vifcount 
Malpas and Earl of Cholmondeley, with the like entail.-. 
22 April 1708 his Lordfhip was appointed comptroller of 
her Majefty's houfhold, and 10 May following, when a 
new privy council was fettled, according to act of parlia- 
ment, upon the union of the two kingdoms, he was again 
fworn a member thereof ; and 6 October that year made 
treafurer of the houfhold ; being alfo conflituted L. L, and 
C Rot' of the county and city of Chefler ; governor of the 
city and caftle of Chefler ; and L. L. of North-Wales ; 
but was removed from his employments in April 17 13. 
On the acceflion of K. George I. he was made (11 October 
1 7 14) treafurer of his houfhold, and fworn the next day of 
his privy council ; having on 9 of that month fucceeded to 
the feveral honours and trulls, from which he had been re- 
moved in 1 7 13 ; but dying unmarried 18 January 1724, 
he was fucceeded by his brother 

George, the third Vifcount, who, after his education at George, 
Weftminfter, and in Chrifl-church, Oxford, embraced a 3 
military life, being in 1685 made a Cornet of horfe, and Vifcount, 
on K- William's acceflion one of the grooms of his bed- 
chamber ; in 1689 Captain of the firfl troop of horfe gre- 
nadier guards, of which he was made Colonel 4 October 
1693, a Brigadier General 1 June 1697, and 9 March 
1 701 a Major-General ; in which ifations he ferved in ail 
the wars of K. William's reign in Ireland and Flanders, 
commanding the faid troop of horfe guards at the battle of 
the Boyne ; and 3 Auguft 1692 at the battle of Steenkirk, 
when his Majefty attacked the French army in their camp, 
he diftinguiihed himfelf in a very particular manner, and 
was wounded. 

9 July 1702 Q. Anne made him governor of the forts of 
Gravefend and Tilbury, and 1 January 1703 declared him 
Lieutenant-General of the horfe. K. George I. alfo on his 
acceiuon to the throne, continued him (21 January) in his 

F 2 pofts, 


ports, and 8 February 17 14 confUtuted him Captain and 
Colonel of the third troop of horfe guards ; creating him 
by privy feal, dated at St. James's 19 February 17 14, and 
by patent * at Dublin 12 April 17 15, Baron Newbcrough 
of Newborough, being the firft his Majefty advanced to the 
Peerage of Ireland ; and taking further into confederation 
his great merits and fervices, was pleafed to create him a 
Peer of England 2 July 1716, by the fame title. Upon 
his brother's death, he was appointed 20 March, and fworn 
12 April 1725 L. L. of the county and city of Chefter, C. 
Rot. of that county, and L. L. of thofe of Denbigh, 
Montgomery, Flint, Merioneth, Caernarvon and Angle- 
fey, in which he was continued 3 September 1727. His 
Lordfhip was alfo conftituted 19 March 1724 governor of 
the town and fort of Kingfton upon Hull ; made General 
of the horfe 1 March 1726; and 6 October 1732 governor 
of the Ifland of Guernfey, into which he was fworn 15 Fe- 
bruary following. He married Elizabeth, daughter of the 
Hecr Van Baron Ruytenburgh in Germany, by his wife 
Anne-Elizabeth, fifth and youngeft daughter of Lewis de 
NaiTau, Lord of Beverwaert, by Elizabeth his wife, 
daughter of Count de Horn, and deceafing at his houfe, 
Whitehall, 7 May 1733, had iflue by her, who died there 
16 January 1721, two fons and three daughters, viz. 
(1) George, his fucceffor. 


* The preamble. Cum Virus quofdam egregios Procerum Ordi- 
nibus adferibere ineunte jam Imperio decrevimus, qui ipfum ornent 
p-.riter ac ftabiliant, Neminem, qui hoc fibi jure vindicet, fideli et 
prrdiledo noftro Georgio Cholmondeley Priorem invenimus, feu 
propriam quam confequutus eft famam, feu Gloriam ipfi a Majori- 
bum derivatam contemplemur, Virtute bellica jamdudum meruit 
ut inter Legatos Exercitus Britannici primarius evaderet ; necnon 
fpeclatiiTima erga nos Domumq. noftram fide fe nobis adeo com- 
rxiendavit, ut Saceliitum, qui Cuftodiam Corporis noftri habent, 
conftituatur Prsefe&us. Nee fatis tamen eximii "Viri Meritis datum 
^-xiftimamus, nifi is, cui tantopereconfidimus, novo ornetur Digni- 
tatis incremento, Titulos Anglicanos illuftris ilia Doraus inde Ori- 
ginemduxit, ei aliquando fuppeditabit, cum fingularis ea Faelieitas 
"Viro praenobili Comiti de Cholmondeley contigerit, ut in Fratre, 
quern primum femper habuit, Amicum eundem habiturus fit haere- 
dem. Nos ei interea Honores ifto in Regno deftinavimus, in quo 
titulis Majores fui inclaruerunt, Rebus a fe geftis ipfe inclaruit, in 
praelio fcilicet ad Boynam Flumen pugnato egregium Fortitudinis 
militaris in Amoris erga Patriam fpecimen adhuc Juvenis edidit, 
eaque Victoria reportanda partem habuit, qua Regnum Gulielmo 
tertio confirmatum eft, cujus Pietati in Populos Imperio fuo com- 
wiilfos debetur, quod ad nos Stirpemq. noftram Jus Sceptri perve- 
Merit. Sciatis igitur, ckc. (R.ot. Anno 9 Geo. I. 1*. p. f.) 


James, born 18 April 1708, who 12 May 1725 was ap- ( 2 ) 
pointed Major to his father's third troop of horfe-guards, 
and in January 1730 fucceeded Brigadier Newton in the 
poll of deputy governor of Chefter-caftle ; was chofen 25 
March 1731 member of parliament for Bofliney in Corn- 
wall ; in April 1734 for Camelford, and in May 1741 for 
Montgomery. 11 June 1 731 he was made fecond L. -Co- 
lonel of the faid regiment of guards ; 17 January 1740 
Colonel of a new raifed regiment of foot ; fucceeded Lord 
James Cavendifh 25 December 1742 in his regiment ; was 
made in July 1745 a Brigadier-General, and 23 Septem- 
ber 1747 a Major-General of his Majefty's armies. In 
Auguft. 1749 he fucceeded Sir John Mordaunt in his regi- 
ment of dragoons ; 11 June 1754 was advanced to the. 
rank of L. General ; 30 April 1770 a General of his Ma- 
jefty's armies, and 27 June fame year was appointed gover- 
nor of Chefter-caftle, in the room of Earl George, his bro- 
ther, then deceafed '. He married Penelope, only daugh- 
ter of James, Earl of Barrymore, by his wife Penelope, 
daughter and heir to Richard, Earl Rivers, and deceafed 
13 October 1775, having had by her, from whom he 
was divorced 8 March 1736, a daughter, who died 24 
April 1737. 

The daughters were Lady Henrietta, born 26 November 
1 701, died in Burlington-Gardens 8 May 1769 unmarri- 
ed ; Lady Elizabeth, (born 28 May 1705 and married 23 
January 1730 to Edward Warren of Poynton in Cheihire, 
Efq. then fheriff of that county, and had iffue by him, 
who died 7 September 1737 a fon George, made a Knight 
of the Bath ; and other children ; fhe died in December 
1762) ; and Lady Mary, born 9 March 17 13-14, died un- 
married in April 1783 and was buried in the family vault 
at Chefler. 

George, the fourth Vifcount Cholmondeley, in 1722 George, 
was member of parliament for the borough of Eaitlow ; 4 
and ferved after for New-Windibr ; was elected 27 May Vifcount. 
1725, on the revival of the order by K. Georsre I. a Knirrht 
of the Bath ; and 21 Julv 1726 fucceeded William, Earl 
Cadogan in the pod: of matter of the robes to his Majefty. 
* 29 July 1727 he was constituted a comrniiTioner ot the 
admiralty, (which he refigned 14 May 1729) and conti- 
nued governor of the cattle and city of Chefter, to which 
^e had been appointed in April 1725. On the eftablifn- 


* Lodge. Collins IV. %%%^ 773, an. S>pp. 


ment of the houfhold of Frederick, Prince of Wales 5 De- 
cember 1728, he was made matter of his horfe ; and, fuc- 
ceeding his father, took his feat in the Englifh parliament 
17 May 1733, and five days after was appointed in his 
room, Steward of the royal manor of Sheene, L= L. and 
C. Rot. of the county and city of Chefler, Vice-Admiral 
of North-Wales, &c. Resigning his pott of matter of the 
horfe to the Prince, he was conttituted 15 May 1735 a 
commiflioner of the treafurv, which he furrendered the 
year after, and 21 May 1736 fucceeded the Duke of Rut- 
land as Chancellor of the Dutchy court of Lancafter, be- 
ing at the fame time fworn of the privy council; and 2 
March 1735 was made chamberlain of Chefter ; in Decem- 
ber 1743 Lord Privy Seal ; and 29 December 1744 joint 
Vice-Treafurer of Ireland. 14 September 1723 his Lord- 
fhip married Mary, only daughter of Sir Robert Walpole 
after Earl of Orford and by her, (who died at A ; .x in Pro- 
vence in December 1 731, and was buried at Malpas), had 
ifTue three fons ; and a daughter who died an infant. The 
fons were 

(1) George, Vifcount Malpas, born 17 October 1724, was 

appointed to a company in L. General Howard's regiment 
of foot, and in 1745 was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel of 
the regiment of foot then raifed by his father for the fup- 
preflion of the rebellion. 19 January 1746-7 he married 
Hetter, daughter and heir to Sir Francis Edwards of Grete, 
and of the college in Shrewsbury, in the county of Salop, 
Bart, and deceafing 15 March 1764, before his father, left 
ifTue by his faid Lady, who Survived him, an only fon 
George- James, fucceffor to his grandfather ; and a daugh- 
ter Hetter, born in 1755 married to William Clapcott 
Lifle, Efq. 

fa) Robert born 1 and baptized 28 November 1727 had a 

command in the army, but preferring an ecclefiaftical to a 
military life, entered into holy orders and was appointed to 
the livings of St. Andrew in Heitford, and Hertingford- 
bury near that town. He married Mifs Mary Woffington, 
and had ifTue George- James, born 22 February 1752; 
Horace born 18 February 1753, died young; Robert- 
Francis born 24 June 1756; Harriet born 4 April 1754, 
now the wife of William Bellingham, Efq. reprefentative 
in the Englifh parliament for Ryegate and Secretary to the 
Chancellor of the Exchequer ; Jane-Elizabeth born 22 
O&ober 1758, and Margaret born 8 July 1761 died 


CHOLMONDELEY, Viscount K E L L S. 71 

Frederick, born 29 April 1731 died of the fmall-pox 25 (3) 
April 1734. 

George, the fifth and prefent Vifcount Cholmondeley, George, 
was born 30 April 1749; 14 June 1782 appointed his Ma- 5 
jelly's envoy extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Vifcount. 
court of Berlin, is now L. L. and C. Rot. of the county of 
Cheiter ; Colonel of the militia of faid county ano gover- 
nor of Chefter-caftle : 1 2 April 1 7 83 he was appointed Cap- 
tain of the yeomen of the guard, and 14 of fame month 
fworn of the privy council in Great Britain. 

Titles.] George Cholmondeley, Vifcount Chol- 
mondeley of Kells, Earl of Cholmondeley, Vifcount Mal- 
pas, Baron Cholmondeley of Wich-Malbank, Baron 
jSFewborough of Newborough, and Baron of Newburgh. 

Creations.] V. Cholmondeley of Kells in the coun- 
ty of Meath 29 March 1661, 13 Car. II. B. of Wich- 
Malbank, otherwife Namptwich in the county of Chefter 
TO April 16S9, 1 Will, and Mary. V. Malpas and Earl of 
Cholmondeley, both in the fame county 27 December 
1706, 5. Q^ Anne. B. Newborough of Newborough in the 
county of Wexford 12 April 1 7 15, 1 Geo. I. and B. of 
Newburgh in the Ifle of Anglefey 2 July 17 16, 3 of that 


Arms.j Ruby, two helmets in chief, proper, garnifh- 
cd, gold, in bafe a garb, topaz. 

Crest.] On a wreath^ a demi-gryphon faliant dia- 
mond, with beak, wings and legs, topaz, holding between 
his paws an helmet, proper. 

Supporters.] The dexter, a gryphon, diamond, its 
beak wings and fore-legs, as the crefL The iiniiter, a 
wolf, topaz, gorged with a collar perflew, vair. 

Motto.] Cassis Tutissima Virtus. 

Seats.] Cholmondeley in the county of Cheiler, 128 
miles, from London ; and Richmond in Surrey. 

BURTO tf, 

( 7* ) 

BURTON, Viscount DOWNE. 

ig OlR Paine Dawney of Dawney-caftle in Normandy, 
from whom this family is defcended, came into England 
with K. William the Conqueror. In former times they 
wrote their name, D'Anney, and were Lords of the ma- 
nor of Shunock, or Shannock in the county of Cornwall. 
John. Of this family was John Dawnay, living in the reign of 
Edward I. who married Jane, third and youngeft daugh- 
ter of Peter Le Cave (by his wife, the only child of Sir 

Sir Thomas Bromflete) and had Sir Edward D'Annay, the 
Edward, father of Sir Nicholas, who in the reign of Edw. II. obtain- 

Si r ed a charter for a weekly Wednefday and Friday market, 
pftcholas. anc j a y ear ly f a j r on the eve, day and morrow of St. James 
the Apoftle, at his faid manor of Shannock.- In i Edw- III. 
lie had fummons to parliament among the Barons of Eng- 
land, but not after ', which was occafioned by his ab- 
sence in the holy war againfl: the infidels ; whence he 
brought a very rich and curious medal, now in the fa- 
mily's poffeffion : But continuing in the holy land many 
years, the eftate, confiding of fifteen large manors in 
Cornwall, was conveyed into the family of Courtenay, 
Earls of Devon, by the marriage of Emmeline (or Emme) 
daughter and heir to Sir John Dawney of Madfordferry in 
the county of Somerfet, to Edward, fon and heir appa- 
rent of Hugh, the fecond Earl of Devon, who dying be- 
fore his father, left ifTue by her two fons, Edward, the 
third Earl of Devon ; and Hugh of Haccombe and Bocon- 
nock, Efq. father of Edward Courtenay, whom K. Henry 
VII. for his adherence to the houfe of Lancafter, advanc- 
ed to the Earldom of Devonfhire 28 October 1485, firft of 
his reign. 

Sir Nicholas Dawney aforefaid departed this life 7 Ed- 
"Vard III. as appears by inquifition, and by Elizabeth his 


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BURTON, Viscount DCWNF, 73 

wife had two Tons, Thomas ; and Sir John Dawney of 
Madfordferry beforementioned, made a knight Banneret 
by K. Edward III. at the battle of Crelly, on whofe death 
an inquifition was taken 20 Edw. III. and he was found 
to have left only the faid Emme, married to Edward Cour- 
tenay, Efq. 

Thomas Dawney, the elder fon, marrying Elizabeth, Thomas, 
daughter and heir to John Newton of Snaith in Yorkfhire, 
Efq. fixed his refidence at Eftrick in that part of England, 
where he was living 1 1 Rich. II. and was the direct ancef- 
tor of the Yifcount Downe, and alio of Roger Dawney 
of Norton, Efq. who left only daughters, whereof Joan 
was married to John Churchill, Eiq. by whom fhe had 
two daughters, coheirs, Margaret and Agnes, living in 
the reign of Edward III. 

Thomas Dawney aforefaid had iiTue a daughter Marga- 
ret, married to Saltmarih of Yorkfhire, and a fon Sir Sir John. 

John, who iucceeded at Eftrick ; married Ellen, daughter 
of John Barden, and died in 141 7 (5 Hen. V.) having if- 
fue Sir John ; William of Rhodes ; Alice, married to Ro- 
bert Fleming ; and Agnes to Peter Welbn. Sir John, Sir John- 
the elder fon, died in 1424 (2 Hen. VI.) and by Marga- 
ret, or Joan, daughter of Sir Alexander Lound, Knt. had 
Sir John his fucceflbr ; Joan, married to William Dalli- 
fon ; and Catharine, to Thomas Awger, Efqrs. Sir John, Sir John* 
who fucceeded, married Agnes, daughter of Guy Rock- 
Iiffe of Rockliffe in the county of York, Efq. and deceaf- 
ing 20 October 1493, nac * Sir Guy, his heir ; William; 
Margaret, married to Ralph, fon and heir of Richard Ac- 
clam ; Agnes, to John Bechard ; and Elizabeth, to John 
Langton, Efqrs. 

Sir Guy (Guydo) Dawney, Knt. was feated at Cowick Sir Guy, 
in the county of York, where he lived in the reigns of 
Henry VII. and VIII. and died 17 Auguft 1522. He 
married Jane (or Joan) fiRer and heir to Sir John Darell 
of Sezay, who died without iffue in 7 Hen. VII. and to 
Thomas Darell, who died alfo childlefs, and daughter of 
Sir George Darell of Sezay, who died 30 March 1466, by 
his wife Margaret, daughter of Sir William Plumpton, 
and had iffue Sir John his fucceffor ; Anne, married to 

Robert Howdenby ; and a younger daughter to Bab- 

thorpe of Drax, Efqrs. 

Sir John Dawney of Cowick was lheriffof Yorkfhire 35 Sir John. 
Hen. VIII. and died 2 March 1553, having ifiue by Do- 
rothy, daughter of Richard, Lord Latimer, who died in 

J\ T ovember 

BURTON, Viscount DOWNEi 

November 1532, two fons and four daughters, viz. Sir 
Thomas; John of Herke, who in 1572 (14 Eliz.) was 
fheriff of Yorkfhire, and married Elizabeth, fifth daughter 
of John Rcper of Eltham in Kent, Efq. prothonotary of 
the Court of King's Bench, and attorney-general to K* 
Henry VIII. by Jane his wife, daughter of Sir John Fi- 
neux, Chief Juflice of the faid Court, and left a fon John, 
born in 1561, feated at Potter-Brunton in Yorkfhire, 
whofe only daughter and heir Mary, was married to John 
Legard of Ganton, Efq. and was mother of Sir John Le- 
gard, created a Baronet in 1660 ; the four daughters were 
, * Elizabeth (married to Robeit Afke of Aughton, Efq. by 
whom me had John, whofe wife was Chriftian, daughter 
of Sir Thomas Fairfax cf Denton) ; Dorothy (to Sir Hen- 
ry Nevile of Chute, and had Gervaife Neviie, Efq. living 
in 1585); Joan (to Bryan Palmes of Narbourn, Efq. 
whofe fon John, living 1534, married Joan, daughter of 
George Dawney, Efq. and had three fons, George, John 
and Francis) ; and Anne, to Sir George Coniers, Knt. 
Sir Sir Thomas Dawney of Sezay and Cowick, Knt. mar- 

Thomas, ried Edith, elded daughter of George, Lord D'Arcie of 
Afton, and dying 3 September 1566, had Sir John his 
heir ; Paul ; and Frances, married to Sir William Bab- 
thorpe of Ofgodby, to whom fne was fecond wife, and 
Sir John, had two daughters, Mary and Chriflian. Sir John, who 
fucceeded, was knighted by (^ Elizabeth in 1580, and 
ferved the office of fnerifffor Yorkmire in 15^9. Fie mar- 
ried Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Marmaduke Tunilall of 
Thurland in Lancalhire, Knt. by whom he had four fons 
and two daughters, Thomas ; Marmaduke ; William ; 
P'Arcie ; Mary, married to Ralph, the third Lord Eurc 
of Witton, Lieutenant of the Principality of Wales for K- 
James I. and was mother of William, Lord Eure, born 
in 1579 5 and Dorothy died unmarried. 
Sir Sir Thomas, who fucceeded his father at Cowick, was 

'^Thomas, born in 1563, and honoured with knighthood by K. James 
I. in whofe 8 year he was meriff of ^orkfhire, and was 
living in 1 619. Fie married Faith, daughter and heir to 
Sir Richard Ledgiard of Ryfom, and had iflue rive fons and 
four daughters, John ; Thomas, who died childlefs ; 
Oeorge; Richard; Henry; Elizabeth, married to Sir 
William Acclam of Horcby ;' Frances, to Sir Henry Vaug- 
foan of Sutton ; Margaret ; and Anne. John, the elded 
fo, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Richard Hutton, 


BURTON, Viscount DOWNE. j 5 

JufVice of the King's Bench, and had two fons, Sir Ciirif- Sir 
topher, who by K. Charles I. for his loyalty and fervices, Chrifto- 
was created a Baronet 19 May 1642, but dying without P ner > 
iffue, was fucceeded in title and cftate by his brother i Baronet. 

Sir John Dawney of Cowick, who in 1660 reprefented Sir 
the county of York in parliament, as he did the borough John, 
of Pontefract in 1661, 1678 and 1680, and being ad- . ' 
vanced to the ^ erage of Ireland by patent*, dated at * lfcouI *k 
Weftminfter i s t February i68o> fat in K. James's Irifh 
parliament of ifc'89, and died in 1695 leaving iffue Henry 
his fuccefTor, and two daughters ; the one married to Mr. 
Ramiden of Yorkihire, and died at York in June 1737 ; 

and the other to Orme of Charlton near Greenwich, 

Efq. where (he died 15 December 1736, leaving one fon 
Carton Orme of Lavington in Suffex, Efq. appointed 1 
May 1736 gentleman-ufher to the Princefs of Wales, and 
chofen 23 November 1 7 39 member of parliament for the 
borcuch of Arundel. 

Sir Henry, the fecond Vifcount, in 1689 was attainted Sir 
by K. James's parliament in Ireland ; reprefented the bo- Henry, 
rough of Pontefract in 1690, and the county of York in ,,.,. a 
the reigns of K. William, CX Anne, and K. George I. - 
He married Mildred, daughter of William Godfrey of 
Thunick in the county of Lincoln, Efq. and by her, who 
died at Cowick in September 1725, had fix fons and two 
daughters, viz. 

John, his heir apparent. (1) 

William. (2) 

Henry, D. D. educated in the univerflly of Oxford, (3), 
refided at Charlton in Kent ; was inilalied 22 June 1732 
a prebendary in the cathedral church of Canterbury ; and 
13 May 1740 married Elizabeth, eldefl daughter of Sir 
Thomas D'Aeth of Knowlton in the faid county, Bart, 
ib created 16 July 1716, by his wife Elizabeth, daughter 
of Sir John Norborough, Knt. admiral and commiffioner 


^ The preamble. Cum nihil magis Majeftatem regiam illuftret, 
vel ad Yirtutem generofos Hominum ammos ftimulet^ quam cum 
Yiri Yirtute, Generis nobilitate, et Prudentia fplendidi Honorum 
titulis deccrentur ; Nos igitur recolentes eximia merita diledti et 
fidelis noitri Johannis Dawnay de Cowicke in comitatu noftro Ebo- 
raci Militis, et grata Servitia, quae ipfe et Antecefibres fui nobis 
aut Patri noftro beatae memoriae fumma cum Affiduitate et Integri- 
tate praeftiterunt, Eum in altiorem Honoris gradum evehi dignum. 
effe cenfemus. Sciatis modo, &c. (Rot a Anno 33 Car. II. J*, 
.p. f.) 

>l5 BURTON, Viscount DOWNE. 

of the navy in the reigns of Charles II. and James II. and 
heir to her brother Sir John of Knowlton, Bart, who was 
fhipwrecked with his brother James, and his father-in-law 
Sir Cloudeiley Shovel, 22 October 1707. Doctor Daw- 
ney died at Piddleton near Dorchefter in July 1754. 

(4) Chriftopher, who 26 Auguft 1749 married the daughter 
of Mr. Rundall of Marfton, or Hutton, near York, and 
ihe died 3 January 1769, set. 54, in the Minfter-yard 
York. . m 

(5) George, made captain of a fhipof war S^anuary 1741. 

(6) Godfrey, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas 
D'Aeth, Bart. 

CO Daughter Mildred, married to Sir William Fowlis, of 

Jngleby-manor in the North-riding of Yorldhire, Bart, 
and had iftue William ; Mildred ; Anne ; Catharine ; and 
(2) Dorothy, firft to Robert Shaftoe of Whitworth in the 

Bifhoprick of Durham, Efq. and iecondly to Rev. Doctor 
Thomas Eden, fourth fon of Sir Robert Eden of Weft- 
Auckland, Bart. Retor of Winfton, and Prebendary in 
the cathedral of Durham, at which city fhe died 26 No- 
vember 1734 without ilTue. 
^ohn. John Dawney, Efq. the eldeft fon, having his educa- 

tion in Chrift-church Oxford, took the degree of A. M. 9 
July 1706, and in 17 13 was chofen burgefs in parliament 
For PontefracT: and Aldborough, for the former of which he 
was rechofen in 17 15 ; And 10 Auguft 1724 marrying 
Charlotte-Louifa, younger daughter of Robert Pleydell of 
Ampney-Crucis in the county of Gloucefter, Efq. (by his 
wife Sarah, daughter of Philip Sheppard of Hampton in 
the fame county, Efq.) and heir to her brother and fitter, 
who both died unmarried, had ifiue by her, who died 8 
April 1729, get. 3^ years, two fons, Henry-PleydeJI, and 
John, iuccciiive Vifcounts, and departing this life 31 
July 1740, before his father, his elder fon 
Sir Sir Henry-Pleydel!, born 8 April 1727, fucceeding his 

"Henry- grand -father, was the third Vifcount Downe ; he was 
Pleydell, chofen in 1749 and 1751 to parliament for the county of 
3 York ; and 6 December 1750 Fellow of the Roval Socie- 
Tjfcount. ty< He was firft Lord of thc Bec ichamber to his Royal 

Highnefs George, Prince of Wales ; lieutenant-colonel of 
25 regiment, colonel by brevet, and commanded his re- 
giment at the battle of Minden in 1759, his being one of 
the four regiments to whom the fuccefs of that day was 

owing i 

BURTON, Viscovnt DOWNE. 73 

owing; he alfo commanded the fame regiment at the bat- 
tie of Campen near Wefel, 16 October 1760, when be- 
ing mortally wounded, he died 9 December enfuing l , 
and was fucceeded in the honour by his brother 

Sir John, the fourth Yifcount, born 9 April 1728 ; mar- Sir John, 
ried Lora, only daughter and heir to William Burton of 4 
LufTenham in the county of Rutland, Efq. by his wife Vifcount. 
Elizabeth, daughter of George Pitt of Stratfield-fca in the 
county of Hants, Efq. and deceafed 21 December 1780, 
leaving by his faid Lady five fons and two daughters, viz. 
John-Chriftopher, his fucceffor ; YVilliam-Henry-Pley- 
delldiedan infant; William-Henry born 20 Auguft 1772; 
Marmaduke, 27 July 1777 5 Thomas, 30 May 1779; 
Catharine, 23 Auguft 1768 ; and Lora 17 June 1774 2 . 

Sir John-Chriftopher, born 15 November 1764 3; ailum- Sir John- 
cd the name of Burton, and fucceeding to the honour, be- Chrifto- 
came the fifth and prefent Vifcount. His Lordlhip ispher, 
unmarried. Yifcount, 

Titles.] Sir John-Chriftopher Burton, Vifcount 
Dawney of Downe, and Baronet. 

Creations.] Baronet, 19 May 1642, 18 Car. I. V. 
Dawney of the county of Downe, 19 February 1680, 33 
Car. II. 

Arms.] Pearl, on a Bend cottifed, diamond, three 
Annulets, of the field. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a Saracen in armour, couped 
at the thighs, and wreath'd about the temples, proper, 
holding in his right hand a ring, topaz, ftoned faphire, 
and in his left a lion's gamb erafed gold, armed, ruby. 

Supporters.] Two lions, topaz, collar'd with the 
coat, and ducally crowned, pearl. 

Motto.] Timet Pudorem. 

Seat.] Cowick, near Snaith and Ditchmarfli in the 
county of York, 9 miles from Pontefrat, and 176 
from London ; Dawney-lodge and Danby-caflle in the 
fame county. 

1 Lodge, and Ulfter. 2 Idem. 

3 Yilcountcfs- Dowager's Letter 24 July 1785* 


( 7* ) 

HOW, Viscount H O We 

-20 A H E name of How frequently occurs in the ancient 
Englifh writers, and hath been of long continuance in the 
counties of Nottingham, Somerfet, Wilts, and Glouces- 
ter. At Flawborough in the hundred of Newark, fays Dr. 
Thoroton, was a family called De le Hou, from their refi- 
dence on the hill ; and of them was Gerard, and after him 
Walter De le Hou, or Del Howe, who was witnefs to a 
grant, which William, fon of Roger de Houton, made to 
Walter, fon of Robert des Mores, of a toft and two bovates 
of land in Houton. And in the reigns of Henry III. and 
Edward L Robert Del How (who paffed fome parcels of 
land in Flawborough and Dalyngton to Robert Morin) 
were of moll: note ; and the place in fome writings is ftill 
called Flawborough Del How. 

But what we are principally to obferve is, that his Lord- 
Henry, (hip's anceflor Henry How, living in the reign of Henry 
VIII. had two fons, John, Thomas (whofe fon was named 

John* Humphrey) and a daughter married to John Walfh. -John, 
the elder Ion, was poiiefTed of the manor of Hunfpell de la 
Heies in the county of Somerfet, and of lands, &c. in the 
counties of Devon, EfTex, and city of London ; and died 
27 May 1574, (16 Eliz.) leaving John his heir; Anne, 
married to William Hilliard ; Sulan ; and Judith. 

John. John How, Efq. who fucceeded, was 18 years old at his 
father's death, and marrying Jane, daughter of Nicholas 
Grubham of Bilhop's-Lydiard in the county of Somerfet, 
and fiiter to Sir Richard Grubham of Wifhford in Wilt- 
shire, Lord of the manor of Compton-Abdale in the coun- 
ty of Gloucefter by purchafe, who died without iffue in 
1629, by Margaret, daughter of Alderman William Whit- 
more of London, became feated at Bilhop's-Lydiard, and 
had ifTue three fons and one daughter, viz. John and 
George, who both enjoyed a vaft real and perfonal eitate, 
by the gift of their uncle the faid Sir Richard ; Lawrence ; 
and Elizabeth, married to John Bainton> Efq. 


HOW, Viscount HOW. 79 

Sir George How, the fecond Ton, was feated at Cold- Family of 
Berwick, otherwife Berwick St. Leonard's in Wilts; and^old-Ber- 
fupplying K. Charles I. with large funis of money during wlck 
his troubles, was knighted, and ferved in parliament for Baronels - 
the borough of Hindcn. He married Dorothy, daughter 
of Humphrey Clarke, otherwife Woodechurch of Woode- 
church in Kent, Efq. by whom he left two fens and one 
daughter, viz. Sir George ; John of Somerton in Somer- 

fetfhire, who married the daughter of . Strode, Efq. ; 

and Margaret, wife to John Still of Shaftlbury, Efq. 
Sir George Grubham How, the elder fon, born in 1627, 
ierved in feveral parliaments for Hindon ; was created a 
Baronet 20 June 1660; married in 1650 Elizabeth, 
younger daughter of Sir Harbottle Grimfton of Bradfield- 
Hall in EfTex, Bart, and dying 26 September 1676, had 
many children, who all died young, except one fon Sic 
James, and four daughters ; Dorothy, married to Henry 
Lee of Dungeon near Canterbury, Efq. ; Anne, to John 
Lifle of MoyleVCourt in Hampshire, Efq. ; Elisabeth, to 
Robert Hovenden of Frifley in Kent, Gent. ; and Mary, 
to Sir George Rooke, Vice -Admiral of England, who died 
26 January 1708. Sir James How, the only fon, mem- 
ber of parliament for Hindon, married firft Elizabeth, 
daughter of Edward Nutt of Nackington in Kent, Efq. 
and (he dying 8 September 1691, he took to his fecond 
wife Elizabeth, daughter and coheir to - Stratford of 
Hailing in Gloucefterfhire, Efq. who alfo dying in 170^ 
without hTue, the title became extinct by his death on 19 
January 1735, set. 66. 

Wc now proceed with Sir John Kow, eldefl fon of John Sir John> 
by Jane, fifter of Sir Richard Grubham. Who, by gift 
of his faid uncle, had the manor of Compton in Gloucef- 
termire (of which county he was fheriff in 1650) with 
Wiftiford near Salifbury and other eflates in Wiltfliire, and 
was created a Baronet 22 September 1660. He married 
23 July 1620 Bridget, daughter of Thomas Rich of 
North-Cerney in the county of Gioucefler, Efq. mailer in, 
chancery, and lies buried under a handiome monument in 
the church of Withington, having hTue by her (who died 
15 June 1642, aged 46), three fons, Sir Richard Grub- 
ham How, Bart. ; John Grubham How, anceftor to the 
Vifcount How ; and Sir Thomas How, who left no ifTuc 
by Hefther, daughter of Sir William Manwaring. 

Sir Richard, the fecond Baronet, of Compton and 
Wifhford, married Aflne, daughter of Do&or John King, 


iio H O W, V i s c o u n * H O W. 

Biftiop of London, widow of John Dutton of Sherborne 
in Gloucefterfhire, and was fucceeded by his only fon Sir 
Richard, the third Baronet, who ferved in divers parlia- 
ments for the county of Wilts, and 12 Auguft 1673 mar- 
ried Mary, elder daughter of Sir Henry- Frederick Thynne 
of Kempsford in the county of Gloucefter, Bart* filler of 
Thomas, created Vifcount Weymouth, but by her, who 
died 5 September 1735, having no iflue, and deceafing 3 
July 1730, his eftates and title defcended to Scrope, Vif- 
count How, heir to his uncle John Grubham Kow, fecond 
fon of Sir John the firft Baronet. 
John. Which John often reprefented the county of Gloucefter 
from 1 66 1, to 1678 in parliament, and by his marriage be- 
came poffefTed of the manor of Langar in the county of 
Nottingham, where he fixed his reiidence ; which manor, 
formerly the inheritance of the Tiptofts, pafTed from them 
to the family of Scrope, by the marriage of Roger, Lord 
Scrope of Bolton with Margaret, eldeft of the three daugh- 
ters and coheirs to Robert, Lord Tiptoft ; whoie defend- 
ant Thomas, Lord Scrope, Knight of the Garter, married 
in 1584 Philadelphia, fecond daughter of Henry Cary, the 
firft Lord Hunfdon* by whom he had one fon Emanuel* 
Lord Scrope of Bolton, created 19 June 1627 Earl of Sun- 
derland ; who having no ifTue by his wife Lady Eliza- 
beth Manners, daughter of John, Earl of Rutland, fettled 
his eftate on his natural children by Martha Janes ; of 
whom his only fon John dying unmarried 31 July 1646, 
aged about 20, his three daughters became coheirs, and 
were Mary, married firft to Henry Cary, fon and heir to 
Henry, Earl of Monmouth, and fecondly to Charles, the 
firft Duke of Bolton ; Elizabeth, to Thomas Savage, Earl 
Kivers ; and Annabella, born in 1629, to the faid John 
Grubham How, Efq. who, upon the divifion of the eftate, 
had the manor of Langar allotted to her, and brought it to 
her hufband : whole fervices being acceptable to K. Charles 
II- his Majefty, by his letters regiftered in the office of 
arms, bearing date 1 June 1663, did in confederation of 
thofe fervices, and as a mark of his efpecial grace and roy- 
al favour, grant and ordain, that the faid Annabella his 
wife fhould be had, taken and efteemed as the legitimate; 
daughter of an Earl of England, and during her life have, 
held, ufe, take and enjoy the 1 ftyle, place, degree, prece- 
dency and privilege thereof in as full and ample manner, 
as if (he had been the legitimate daughter of Emanuel, late 
Earl of Sunderland ~, with a precept of obedience to all his 


HOW, Viscount HOW. Si 

fuhjecfcs ; from which time (he was ufually flyled, The right 
honourable Lady Annabella How. By her, who died 2i 
March 1703, and lies buried at Stowell, under a h?.nd- 
fome marble monument, he had tour fons and five daugh- 

Sir Scrope, his fucceiTor. ( x \ 

John Grubham How, Efq. born in 1657, Lord of the (2) 
manor of Stowell in Glouceilerfhire, which he purchaled Family of 
from the Earl of Strafford, where he had a pleafant feat ^ord 
with a park, and was a perlbn much beloved in his coun- J th " 
try. He made a confiderable figure in the Houfe of Com- 
mons, during the reigns of K. William and Q^ Anne, a3 
member for the county and city of Gloucefler, and for the 
boroughs of Cirenceiler and Bodmyn. In the former reign 
he was Vice-Chamberlain to CXMary; was fworn of the 
privy council to Q^ Anne a I April 1702 ; appointed 3 No- 
vember 1704 one of the governors of her Majefly's boun- 
ty for the augmentation of the maintenance of the poor 
clergy ; was fworn 15 May 1708 joint clerk with Edward 
Southwell, Efq. to the privy council of Great-Britain ; 4 
January 1702 made paymafler-general of the guards and 
garrifons, and 7 June following V ice-Admiral of the coun- 
ty of Gloucefler ; which preferments (Sir Robert Atkyns, 
in his hiflory of Glouceflerihire obferves) he obtained not 
by flattery, but by freedom of fpeech in parliament ; 
where, as a true patriot, he always fhewed his love to his 
country, particularly in oppofing a {landing army ; and 
iignalized his great abilities in all his fpeeches, which had 
great force to perfuade withindoors, and to pleafe without. 
He was a great enemy to foreigners fettling in England ; 
was indefatigable in whatever he undertook, particularly 
with refpecl: to the old Eafl India Company, whofe caufe 
he maintained till he fixed it upon as fure a foot as the 
3iew, even when they thought themfelves pafl recovery. 
He married Mary, daughter and coheir to Humfrey Baf- 
kerville of Pentryllos in Herefordfhire, Efq., widow of Sir 
Edward Morgan of Llanternam in the county of Mon- 
mouth, Bart, and dying in 17 21, had iffue a daughter Ma- 
ry, married to Sir Edmund Thomas of Wenvoe in Gla- 
morganfhire, Bart- who died in 1723 ; and a fon 

John How of Stowell, Efq., who on the deceafe pf Sir 
Richard How of Compton and Wiihford, Baronet, in 
Vol. V. G ^73^ 

* Coiled. 

S3 HOW, Viscount H O W. 

1730, as before mentioned, fucceedec! to thi>fe eftates, and 
was chofen to fupply his place in parliament for the county 
of Wilts, as he was again in 1734, on the calling of a 
new parliament ; was elected in April 1737 Recorder of 
Warwick ; and in confederation of his great merits, was 
advanced to the Peerage of England 12 May 1741? by the 
title of Lord Chedworth, i aron of Ched*.vorth in the 
county of Gloucefter, and took his feat in the Englifh 
Houfe of Peers, 1 December following. He married' Do- 
rothy, elded daughter of Henry-Frederick Thynne, Efq. 
grandfather 4 of Thomas, Vifcount Weymouth, and died 3 
April 1742, by an inflammation in his bowels, having iffue 
fix fons and two daughters, viz. John-Thynne his fuccef- 
for ; Henry-Frederick, a Captain in the royal navy ; Tho- 
mas ; Charles ; James ; William ; Mary ; and Anne- 
John-Thynne, the elded fon, and fecond Lord Chedworth 
23 September 1 751 married Martha, eldeft daughter and 
coheir to Sir Philip Parker Long of Arwarton in Suffolk, 
Bart, he was L. L. and Cuftos Rot. of the county of Glou- 
cefter, and conftable of St. BrevalVcaftie in the Forefl of 
Dean, and dying without iftue at his houfe in Curzon- 
ftreet, London, 10 May 1762, was fucceeded in the title 
by his brother j fince which period the title became ex- 

(3) Charles of Gritworth in the county of Northampton, 
born in 1661, whofe only daughter was the firft wife of 
Peter Bathurft of Clarendon-Park in Wihfhire, Efq. next 
brother to Allen, Lord Bathurft. 

(4) Emanuel-Scrope, who was groom of the bedchamber to 
K. William, and received a grant from his Majefty of the 
Lieutenancy of Alice-Holt and Woolmer Fcrefts in the 
county of Southampton in reverMon, after the term of Co- 
lonel William Legge's intereft, for 45 years, the remainder 
of which term he purchafed ; and 1 November 1695 was 
made Colonel of a regiment of foot ; a Brigadier-Genera? 
9 March 1703 ; a Major-General, 1 March 1706; mem* 
ber of parliament for Morpeth in 1701 ; in 1702 appoint- 
ed fiY<\ commifFioncr of the Prizes ; and in 1707 fent her' 
Majefty's envoy-extraordinary to the mod ferene houfe of 
Brunfwick-Lunenburer, now feated on the throne of thefc 
kingdoms. His wife was Rnperta, natural daughter (by 
Airs. Margaret Hughes) of Prince Rupert, Count Palatine 
tf She Rhine, Duke or Bavaria and Cumberland, Earl of 


* Coffins*!? Edit; 1754, V, ioS;' 

HOW, Viscount HOW. S3 

HolderndTe, and Knight of the Garter, third fon of Fre- 
derick, King of Bohemia and Elizabeth of Great-Britain, 
cldeit daughter of K. James I. ; and deceafing 26 Septem- 
ber 1709, had three fons, William, who 11 O&ober 
1753 married Mifs Blake of Epping ; Emanuel ; James ; 
and a daughter Sophia, appointed in February 17 14 maid 
of honour to Caroline, Princefs of Wales ; and died 4 
April 1726. 

Daughter Bridget was born in 1650, and married to Sir (1) 
John Bennet, Knight of the Bath, created Lord OfTulfton, 
to whom fhe was fecond wife, and by him who died in 
1688, set. 70, and was buried in Harlington-church, 
Middlefex 2 , was mother of Charles, created Earl of Tan- 
kerville ; died in July 1703, and was buried with her Lord 
in Harlington church, under a monument erected to their 
memories 3 . 

Annabella, born in 1654, died unmarried, and was bu- (2) 
Tied in the South aile of Langar church, in a brick vault, 
made by her father for the repofitory of his family. 

Elizabeth, married to Sir John Guife of Rencomb in (3) 
Gloucefterfhire, Bart. 

Diana, born in 1659, was married to Sir Francis Moly- (4) 
neux of Teverfalt in Nottinghamfhire, Bart. 

Mary. (5) 

Sir Scrope How, the elded fon, born in November Sir Scrope, 
1648, was educated in Chrift-church, Oxford, where 8 VT T 
September 1665 he commenced A. M. He reprefented the VliCOunt * 
county of Nottingham in the reigns of Charles II. K. 
William and Q. Anne ; and was one of thole patriots, 
who 26 June 1680 delivered a prefentment againft the 
Duke of York to the grand jury of Middlefex, with rea- 
ions for indi&ing him for not going to church ; one of 
which was, that there had been divers letters read in both 
houfes of .parliament, and at the fecret committee of both 
houfes, from Several cardinals and others at Rome ; and 
alio from other popiih bifhops and agents of the Pope in 
other foreign parts, which apparently fhewed the great cor- 
respondence between the Duke and the Pope ; and expref- 
fing, how the Pope could not chufe but weep for joy at the 
reading of fome of his letters, and what great Satisfaction 
he took, to hear the Duke advanced to the catholics reli- 
gion. That the Pope had granted Breves to the Duke ; 
fent him beads, ample indulgences, &c. But the court 

G 2 of 

1 Lodge. 2 I4?ni, 3 Idem, 

HOW, Viscount HOW. 

of Kingfs Bench hearing of this prefentment, fent for the 
jury up, and d if miffed them. 

Before the arrival of the Prince of Orange, to prevent 
the introduction of popery by the Duke of York, now 
K. James, and to preferve the conftitution of England, the 
Ear! of Devonfhire concerted with Sir Scrope the means for 
inviting him to England, and (upon his landing in the 
Weft) joined the Earl at Nottingham, and united with 
him in a declaration, dated 22 November 1608, of their 
kn(c and reiolution, which was unanimoufly fubicribed on 
this principle. " We own it rebellion to refift a King that 
'* governs by law ; but he was always accounted a tyrant 
" that made his will the law ; and to refift. fuch a one, 
* c we juilly efteem no rebellion, but a neceffary and jufl 
* defence." And when neceflity forced the Princefs Anne 
from London, he accompanied the Earl with a good body 
of horfe, who marched feme miles from Nottingham to 
conduct her thither. In the convention-parliament he was 
one of the Knights for the county of Nottingham, and 
voted for fupplying the vacancy of the throne with K. Wil- 
liam and QX Mary ; for which hearty concurrence in the 
revolution he was 7 March 1688-9 made a groom of his 
Majefty's bed-chamber (which he held to the King's death) 
and advanced to the Peerage of Ireland by privy feal, dat- 
ed at Keniington 3 April, and by patent at Dublin 16 May 
1701 *, by the titles of Baron of Clenawly and Vifcount 
How, with the creation fee of 13I. 6s. 8d. , and her Ma- 
iefty Q. Anne in 171 1 appointed him comptroller of the 
excife. In 1674 he married firft. the Lady Anne Manners, 
fixth daughter of John, the eighth Earl of Rutland, by 
whom he had one ion Jnhn-Scrope, born 5 October 1675, 
who died young, and two daughters, Annabella, married 
to Mr. Goulding ; and Margaret to Captain Mugg. His 
fecond wife was Juliana, daughter of William, Lord Al- 


* The preamble. Cum nos regia mente recolentes, quam ma- 
ture pr.?dilettus et fidelis Subditus nofter Scroopeus How de Langar 
in Comitatu noftro Nottingham in ditto Regno noltro Anglije, Miles, 
j'e illulhavit in defenfione Religionis et Libertatis Patriae fuse, cum 
in imminent'] periculo ab Inimicis, tarn domefticis quam foris, fe- 
cum extiterunt ; ac etiam repetita ilia Teftimonia Fidelltatis et Li- 
geantije fuae^ quae perfonae noltrae regali ac Regimini noUro continui 
et manifeite indicavit : Etut futuris temporibus dignofcatur, quam 
gratiofe accepimus hrec laudabilia fua Merita ac Servitia, ac Monu- 
mentum quoddam Favoris regalis noftri, ob Benemerita tanta, ipfo 
Scrota How Militi et Pofteris fuis exhiberc volenies, Sciatis igitur, 
&c. (Rot. Anno 13G11I. III. 2*. p. D. 

HOW, Viscount HOW. 85 

lington of Horfeheath in the county of Cambridge, and of 
K'liard in Ireland, by his wife Juliana, daughter of Map- 
till Noel, Vifcount Cambden, and departing this life at 
Langar 25 January 17 12, was there buried, having iiiue 
by her, who died 10 September 1747, Emanuel-Scrope, 
his fuccefTor, and three daughters. 

Mary, appointed in 1720 maid of honour to Caroline, (1) 
Princefs of Wales, and 14 June 1725 became the third 
wife of Thomas, Earl of Pembroke, by whom fhe had no 
i(Tue ; in October 1735 ihe re-married with John JVlor- 
daunt, Efq. brother to Charles, Earl of Peterborough, and 
died 12 September 1749. 

Judith, married to Thomas Page of Battlefdon in Bed- (2) 
fordfnire, Efq. fecond fon of Sir Gregory Page of Green- 
wich in Kent, who was created a Baronet by K- George I. 
and had no iiiue, fhe died his widow in 1780. 

Anne, married 8 May 1728 to Colonel Charles Mor- (3^ 

Sir Emanuel-Scrope, the fecond Vifcount, in 173P fuc- $F 
ceeded Sir Richard Grubham How in the title of Baronet ; EmaimeU 
was member for the county of Nottingham i?i the reigns of " % * 
K. George I. and II. and in May 1732 being appointed Vifcount. 
governor of Barbadoes, died there 29 March 1735, and 
his corpfe being brought to England 30 September follow- 
ing, was depolited in the family vault at Langar. On 8 
April 1 7 19 his Lordfhip married Mary-Sophia-Charlotte, 
eldeft daughter to the Baron Kielmanfegge, made a Count 
of the Empire in October 175T *j (he was a lady of the 
bedchamber to the Princefs of Wales, and dying 13 June 
1782 was buried at Langar : by this Lady his Lordihip 
had iffue fix ions and four daughters, viz. 

Scrone, who died an infant. (\) 

Sir George-Auguftus, who fucceeded to the honour. <z) 

Gs Sir 

* He was mafter of the horfe to K. George I. as Elector of Kano-- 
yer, and died 15 November 1 7 1 7 - and his Lady was Sophia-Char- 
Jotte, daughter to Count Platen of the Empire, who was made a 
free denizen of Ireland 9 September 1721, two days after crea- 
ted by patent (purfuant to a privy feal, bearing date at Kenfingtou 
14 Augu(t) Countefs of Leinfter ; and 10 April 1722 Baronefs of 
Brentford, ?nq. Countefs of Darlington in England, being alfo 
Countefs of Platen and Baronefs Kielmanfegge in Germany, and 
fhe died iz> April 1725. Lady How brought a confiderable eltate to 
the family; and 15 April 17 19 the King granted to her and ins 
Lordfhip for life, the yearly penfion of 750I. from Ghriftmas pre- 
ceding, yvhich was renewed to her daughter Juliana 30 April 1778 
tor Ufe. (Lodge and Penfion Lift.) 

86 HOW, Vi'koukt HOW. 

(3) Sir Richard the prefent Vifcount. 

(4) John, who died 1 September 1769. 

(5) William, Knight of the Bath, Colonel of the Nine- 
teenth regiment of dragoons, Lieutenant-Governor of the 
Ifle of Wight, made a Lieutenant-General 25 May 1772 ; 
and a member of the Britifn privy council ; being ap- 
pointed Commander in Chief of his Majefty's forces in 
North-America, he landed in that capacity at Bofton 25 May 
1775, which Nation he continued to fill till 1778, when 
he obtained letters of recall. He married Frances, fourth 
daughter of the Right Hon. William Conolly of CaiUe* 
town in the county of Kildare, but has no iffue. 

(6) Thomas, who died unmarried 14 November 177 1, 
aged 41. 

(0 Daughter Caroline, married to John How of Hanilop 

in the county of Bucks, and is deceafed. 

( 2 ) Charlotte, 12 Augufc 1752 to Robert Fettiplaceof Swin- 
brook in the county of Oxford, and died in July 1787. 

(3) Juliana, now living ; and 

(4) Mary, married to William-Auguitus Pitt of Heckfield 
in the county of Hants, brother to George, Lord Rivers, 
Colonel of the tenth regiment of dragoons, a Lieutenant- 
general, Commander in Chief of the forces in Ireland, and 
a member of the privy council in this kingdom. 

Sir Sir George-Auguftus, the third Vifcount, in May 1 747, 

George- ^ vas re t urnec i t the parliament of Enajand for the town of 
6 ' Nottingham, and entering into the army, obtained acom- 
yifcount. P a ny in the firft- regiment of foot-guards 1 May 1749: 
he was promoted to a regiment of foot 28 September 1757, 
and afterwards commanded as a Brigadier-General under 
General Abercrcmbie in North-America, where he was 
killed in a fkirmifh with a party of French on the march 
towards Ticonderoga 5 July ; he fell much lamented, and 
dying a bachelor was fucceeded in the honour by his 
.Sir Sir Richard, the fourth and prefent Vifcount How, who 

Richard, at an ear |^ p er ; oc { nianifefted a predilection for the naval 
Vifcount ^ e ' anc * Jn that profeffion he has added new glory to the 
Britifh empire. He commanded the fquadron which 
failed from Portfmouth 1 June 175S, with the troops 
deftined to make a defcent upon the coaft of France 
under the command of the late Duke of Marlborough, 
when they deftroyed above 100 fail under the can- 
non of St. Maloes, and took and deftroyed Cherbourg. 
In 1759 he commanded the Magnanime, and fhared 
in the laurels of 20 November that year. In 1765 


HOW, Viscount HOW. ' S7 

he was appointed Treafurer of the Navy, which office h'e 
refigned in 1770. In 1776 he had the command of the 
fleet in North-America, and arrived at Hallifax with his 
fquadron 14 July that year. In 1782 he relieved Gibraltar 
in the face of 50 fail of the line, and afterwards repulled 
the combined fleets of France and Spain His Lordihip is 
an Admiral of the White Flag, and being appointed firi!. 
Lord of the Admiralty, refigned that office in July 1788. 
20 April 1782 his Majeity was pleaied to create him Vif- 
count How of Langar in the county of Nottingham, Eng- 
land ; and in 1788 he was further advanced to the dignity 
of an Earl of Great-Britain, by the title of Earl How. 

He married 10 March 1758 Mary, daughter of Chiver- 
ton Hartopp of Welby in the county of Leicefter, Efq- 
and has iffue three daughters, Sophia-Charlotte, born 19 
February 1762, and married 21 May 1787 to John Earl 
of Altamont ; Mary-Juliana, born 17 April 1765, mar- 
ried in Auguit 1787 to Penn Afhton Curfon of Gofali ia 
the county of Leicefter, Efq. i and Loui fa-Catharine, 
jbprn 9 December 1767 '.. 

Titles.] Sir Richard How, Earl and Vifcount How, 
Baron of Clenawly, and Baronet. 

Creations.] Baronet 22 September 1660, 12 Car. II. 
y. How, and B. of Clenawly in the county of Fermanagh 
16 May 1701, 13 Will. HI. V. How of Langar in the 
county of Nottingham, 20 April 1782, 22 Geo. III. and 
E. How in 1788, 28 fame King. 

Arms.] Topaz, a fefs between three wolves heads 
oouped, diamond. 

Crest.] In a ducal coronet, topaz, a plume of five 
feathers, faphire. 

Supporters.] Two Corniih choughs, proper, heaked 
and membered, ruby. 

Motto-] Utcunque Placueret Deo. 

Seat.] Langar -Cattle in the county of Nottingham 
90 miles from London. 

Supp. to Collins, Lodge and Collections. 


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21 ' jL HIS illuftrious and far fpreading family may vye 
with, if not excel any other in Europe, for antiquity and 
dignity* The name was originally aiTumed from the ma- 
nor of Hambleden, otherwise Hamilton in the hundred of 
Eaft Goicote", the parifh of Barkby and county of Leicefter, 
the inheritance of the old Earls of Leicefter, from whole 
grant the Hamiltons pofi'effed thofe lands, and in gratitude 
to their benefa&or, bore for their coat-armour, gules, three 
cinquefoils ermine, the tingle cinquefoi! being the paternal 
coat of the Earls of Meullant (or, Mellent) in Normandy ; 
nd they are both placed together in St. Mary's church, 
Leicefier, which city had alfo the arms it bears from the 
family of Leicefter, 
Bernard. The defcent is authentically deduced from Bernard, near 
kinfman to Rollo, the firft Duke of Normandy, who, upon 
the deceafe of that Duke, was appointed Governor to his 
fon Duke William, furnamed De Longue Efpee (Long- 
Sword) who at baptifm changed his name to Robert, and 
governed the Dutchy during his minority. In the Year 
912 he married a Lady named Sphreta de Burgundia, by 
Turfus. whom he had a ion Turfus, (or Turlofus) a noble Dane, 
who gave name to the city of Turvijle in Normandy, and 
in 955 married Emerberga de Brigenberg, Lady of Ponfc- 
fTurlofr. Audemar, and was father of TurlofF(or Turolfe) Lord of 
Pont-Audemar, in his mother's right ; who took to wife 
Wevia, daughter of Harftift, a Danifh nobleman, filler 
to Herfaftus, and to Gunilda (or Gunnora) fecond wife to 
Richard, the firft of that name, Duke of Normandy, 
great-grandfather to K. William the Conqueror. By her 


% This family hiftory has been corre&ed by Douglas's Peerage of 
Scotland under the titles of Hamilton and Abercorn, from which 
many additions bave been made, as alfo from the Author's Collec- 


he had Humfrey, fumamcd De Vetulip> Lord of Pont- Humfrey* 
Audemar, who by Albreda De la Haie-Aubcrie, had Roger Roger De 
de Bellamont (commonly called Beaumont) Lord of Pont- Bellamont 
Audemar, who gave name to the town oi Beaumont Le 
Roger in Normandy. Ke was one of the council that per- 
fuaded the Norman Duke to invade England, in which ex- 
pedition he accompanied him, with his two fons, and was 
afterwards a commander m the army, fent firft againft 
Gofpatric, Earl of Northumberland, and then againft Mal- 
colm III. K. of Scotland, who was forced to fubmit and do 
homage to the Conqueror He finimed and plentifully 
endowed the abbey of Preaux in Normandy (the founda- 
tion being laid by his father) and afterwards taking a fare- 
well of the world, became a monk therein, chuhng it for 
his place of fepukure. 

He married Adelina, daughter of Walleranus, Earl of 
Mellent, lifter and heir to Hugh, Earl of Mellent, and 
had two lens, Robert his fucceiibr, created Earl of Lei- 
cefter ; and Henry, iurnamed de Newburgh, a, pious and 
learned man, who rebuilt and fortified the caftle of War- 
wick, of which he had the cuftody, and was created Earl 
of Warwick in 1076. He married Margaret, filter to 
Roderic, and daughter of Arnulph de Hefden, both Earls 
of Perche, and dying in 1 123 (23 Hen. I.) left five fons, 
of whom Roger the eldeft was anceftor to the Earls of 
"Warwick of that furname, who ceafed in Thomas de New- 
burgh, the fixth Earl, in 1242 (26 Hen. III.), who died 
without iiiue by his wife Ella, fecond daughter of William 
jLongue-Efpee, tail of Salisbury, natural ion of K. Henry 
II. by Rofarnond Clifford. 

Robert, the eldeft Ion of Roger de Bellamont, Lord of Robert, 
Pont-Audemar and Earl of Mellent, obtained that caftle 1 
and honour after the deceafe of his uncle Hugh, from the *'? rl of 
King of France, for a fum of money ; and in the decifive eicelei - 
battle of Haitinss commanding the right wins: of the Duke 
of Normandy's army, he valiantly broke in upon the ene- 
my ; and (as Gul. Piclavienjis writes) Prtelium ilk die pri- 
mum zxperiens, egit quod tetcrnandum fjjet Laude cum Legione, 
quam in dextro Cor nu duxit, viruen ac fterne?is magna cum 
Audacia. ..No wonder then, that for this great fervice 
(befides his inheritance in Normandy) he obtained large 
pofleffions in England when K. William fnared the realm 
among his followers, and gave to Robert no lefs than 91 
Lordfhips and Manors in the counties of Warwick, Leicei- 
ter, Wilts, Northampton, and Gioucefier. He faithfully- 


adhered to K. Henry I. againft his elder brother Robert 
Curthofe, Duke of Normandy, who on that account ad- 
vanced him to the Earldom of Leicefter in the year 1103, 
and conferred on him many coniiderable donations. Hen- 
ry of Huntingdon gives him a very large character, affirm- 
ing him to have been the wifeft of all men between England 
and Jerufalem ; and by his vaft poifeftions fo powerful, 
that he made the Kings of England and France, friends 
or foes at pleafure. His works of piety were many ; among 
which, his rebuilding and endowing the church of St. Ma- 
Ty at Leicefter, and placing fecular Canons therein; his 
founding a college there for a Dean and 12 Prebendaries ; 
an hofpital at Brackley in the county of Northampton ; 
and his large benefactions of the Village of Arlefcote in 
Warwickihire, the manor of Tofles in Norfolk, and the 
church and tithes of Cherlenton to the Monks of Preaux, 

are none of the lead. In 1096" he married Elizabeth- 

Ifabel, daughter of Hugh, furnamed Magnus (younger fori 
nf Henry 1. King of France, by Anne, daughter of George, 
King of Ruffia) who became Count of Vermandois, Va- 
Jois, Chamont, and Amiens, by marrying Adelheld (or 
Alice) daughter and heir to Herbert, the fourth Count of 
Vermandois (defcended in a male line from the Emperor 
Charlemaigne) by his wife Adelheld of Crefpic, daugh- 
ter and heir to Ralph, the third Count of Crefpie and Va- 
lois, who in her own right was Countefs of Valois and 
Amiens 5 and he dying 2 June 1 1 1 8, was buried in the mo- 
naflery of Preaux, having lffue three fons and feveral daughr 
ters, of whom Adelyne was married to Hugh de Mpnt- 
ford ; and Elizabeth (who was concubine to K. Henry I.) 
and marrying Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Pembroke, was 
mother of Richard de Clare, furnamed Strongbow, Earl of 
Pembroke, the conqueror of Ireland for K. Henry II. and 
alfo of a daughter Bafilia, married in 1 1 75, to Reymond 
le Grofte, a nee (lor to Fitz-Maurice, Earl of Kerry. The 
Ions were 
(0 Walleran, Earl of Mellent,who fucceeded to the Norman 

Eftate, and was created by K. Stephen in 1144? Earl of 
Worcefteri he married Elizabeth, daughter of Simon de 
Montfort, filler to Simon, Earl of Eurieux, and aunt to 
Simon, Earl of Leicefter, and had Robert, who enjoyed 
the Earldom of Mellcnt only ; and by Maud, fecond 
daughter of Reginald de Dunitanville, Earl of Cornwall, 
natural fon of K. Henry I., hud Peter de Beaumont, Earl 
01 Mellent, who quitting the Engliih intereft, and fiding 



with the French King in 1203, was anceftor to a nume- 
rous race in France. 

Robert, furnamed Gibbcfus, Le Bgjfu, or Crouch-Back, a ( 2 ) 
twin with his brother Walleran, fucceeded in the Earldom 
of Leicefter. 

Hugh, created Earl of Bedford by K. Stephen, on ac- (j) 
count of his marriage with the daughter of Simon de 
Beauchamp ; but by fortifying his caftle of Bedford againft 
that King, he was degraded, and in the end reduced to 
fuch extreme poverty, that he was ufually fry led, the 

Robert Le BolTu, on whom the Earldom of Leicefter Robert, 
was fettled by entail, enjoyed all his father's lands in 2 
England ; firmly adhered to K. Henry I. ; and for his Earl*. 
loyalty to K. Stephen, obtained a grant of the whole coun- 
ty of Hereford, except .a few Knight's fees ; yet in the 
(ixteenth vear of that reign, he was one of thofe nobles, 
who met Henry, Duke of Normandy upon his arrival in 
England, and fo" effe&ually fupported him, that thirty for- 
tified caftles, yielded to his obedience ; whereby he fo me- 
rited that Prince's etleem, that, after he had acquired the 

crown, he made him juftice of the whole Kingdom. 

Among his many works of piety, may well be reckoned 
his gift of the manor of Dalby in the Woulds, Leicef- 
terfhire, to the Knights Hofpitallers of St. John of Jerula- 
lem ; with, his foundation and plentiful endowment of the 
monaftcry ot Nun-Eaton in Warwickfhire, for Benedicline 
Nuns, wherein his Countels became one, and was buried. 
s-ln 1 1 19 he married Amicia (or Avicia) daughter of 
Rudolph (Ralph) de Guader, and turning a Canon Regu- 
lar in St. Mary de Pratis, where in 1168 he was buried, 
having ferved God religioully there for 15 years, had iiTue 
four Ions and two daughters ; Robert his fuccefibr ; Henry, 
Geffrey, John ; Ifabel, married to Simon St. Liz, the fe- 
cond Earl of Huntingdon and Northampton ; and Avice, 
to William, the fecond Earl of Gloucefter, fon to Robert 
de Caen, natural fon of K. Henry I. 

Robert, the third Earl of Leicefter, was furnamed De Robert, 
Blanche Maim (White Hands) and at the coronation of 3 
Richard I., carried one of the fwords of ftate, after having 
been imprifened at Falaife in Normandy, for efpoufing the 
caufe of Henry, the King's fon, whom he had caufed to 
be crowned in the life-time of his father, and dying at 
Duras, in Greece, on his return from Jerufalem in 11-90, 
was there buried. In 1167 he married Petronilla (Pernell) 



daughter and heir to Hugh de Grandmefnil (or Grentmaif- 
nel) Lord of Hinckley and Great Steward of England, by 
-whom he and his pofterity enjoyed that Lordftiip and dif- 
tinguifhed honour ; and his iffue were three fons and two 
daughters, viz. 
(i) Robert de Bellamont, furnamed Fitz-Pernell, as heir to 

his mother, Earl of Leicefter and great Steward of Eng- 
land, who had a grant from K. John of all Richmondlhire, 
but died without iffue in 1204, by his wife Loretta, daugh- 
ter of William de Brechin, lord of Brechin. 

(2) Roger* elected in 1 189, and confecrated in 1 198 Bifhop 
of St. Andrews, was fome time Chancellor of Scotland, 
and dying in 1202, was interred in the church of St. Rule. 

(3) William, furnamed de Hamilton from the place of his 
birth, founder of the iliuilrious houfe of Hamilton. 

(1) Daughter Amicia was married to Simon de Montfort, 

Earl of Eurieux, after Earl of Leicefter in her right. 
v 2 J Margaret, to Seyer de Quincy,, created in 1207 Earl of 

Winchefter, and by him, who died at Aeon, on his return, 
from Jerufalem in 1219, had Roger de Quincy, Great 
Conftable of Scotland in right of his firft wife Helen, eldeft 
daughter and coheir to Alan, Earl of Galloway, who en- 
joyed that poll, and aunt to John Baliol, declared King of 
Scotland in the year 1293. 
g^ r Sir William de Hamilton, the third Ion, about the year 

William I2I 5> anc l in * ne reign of Alexander II. K. of Scotland, 
Hamilton, going (as is generally afferted) into that kingdom, to vifit 
his filler the Countefs of Winchefter, there married Mary, 
the only daughter and heir of Gilbert, Ear! of Strathern ; 
a lady of the firft rank and quality in the kingdom, but the 
frequent wars, which had fome time fubfifted between Eng- 
land and Scotland, breaking out afrefh after his arrival 
there, obliged him to return to his native country, the 
Englifti having their eftates in England confifcated on that 
_. account. -He had iffue Sir Gilbert Hamilton, who was the 
.j, 1! \ firft of the Family that fettled in Scotland, the time of his 
removal thither being in the reign of Alexander II. > who 
gave him a kind reception, and to encourage his fettlement 
there, made him a confidcrable grant of lands, *. - 


* It is afferted by hiftorians, that this Sir Gilbert left England 
about, or in the year 1323 (17 Edw. II.) who deliver the occanon. 
of his departure to the following etfccl-. Having one day in K, 
Edward's court fpoken honourably and with refpeel: of the great 
merit of Robert Bruce, then King of Scotland, John De la Spencer 



He married in Scotland Ifabella, daughter of Sir Jame? 
Randolph of Sirathdon, and fitter to Thomas, created 
Earl of Murray in 1321, by his uncle K. Robert Bruce, 
Lord Chancellor of Scotland, and Governor of that king- 
dom in the reign of K. David II. and by her had two 
ions, Sir Walter his heir; and Sir John Hamilton of Rofs- 
Aven, founder of the family of Prelfoun in the county of 
Edinburgh * and its branches, of which in the reign of 
Charles II. Sir William Hamilton was created a Baronet. 


(an officer in waiting, and a favourite of the King) thinking the 
diicourfe reflected on his matter, gave him a blow, with many re- 
proachful words ; which he refented fo highly, that the next day he 
fought with, and killed him. His friends, well knowing Spencer's 
great intereft and power, and that the King would refent his death, 
advifed him to avoid "his Majefty's difpleafure by flying to Scot- 
land , which he accordingly did, and was well received by K. Ro- 
bert ; who, to make him amends for what he had forfeited in Eng- 
land on his account, generouily rewarded him with the lands men- 
tioned in the text, then an appendage of the crown. They add, 
that in his flight, being clofely purfued into a wood, he and his fer- 
vant changed cloaths with two wood-cutters, and taking their faw', 
were cutting through an oak. tree, when the purfuers palled by.; and. 
that perceiving his fervant to take notice of them, he hattily called 
to him, Through; which word, with the oak and faw thro' it, 
he took for his Motto and Creji, in memory of that his happy deli- 
verance. He is alfo faid to have been a very brave man, which he 
made appear on many occafions, particularly in the decifive battle 
of Bannockburn 25 July 1314, wherein his valour and conduct were 
fo eminent, that he was knighted in the field, and had other lands 
given him. 

This relation may be very true, but (we prefume) cannot apper- 
tain to Sir Gilbert, for thefe reafons. His father Sir William in the 
year 121 5 went into Scotland and married, from which time to Sir 
Gilbert's fuppofed flight there in 1323, is 108 years, which, gene- 
rally fpeaking, is too long a term for a fon to furvive a father's mar- 
riage : But iuppofe he was not born 'till ten years after, which 
would be in 1225, he would, at the time of K. Robert's afcending 
the throne of Scotland in 1306, have been 81 years old, and at the 
time of his flight thither, 98, which will readily be allowed too 
great an age for a man to fight a duel, and fly from his profecutor* 
i>y a journey of about 300 miles. But what appears more conclu- 
five is, what will be related in the text of his fon and fucceilbr Sir 
Walter, who probably was the perfon that killed Spencer, and fled 
to Scotland (where his fettlement then was) and received a gran!: 
of lands from K. Robert in 1324, the year after that event. 

* This branch of the familv differenced their coat-armour 
from the principal ftock, by bearing the cinquefoih, argent, 'within 
a hordure of the fame, as a note of cadency ; and fome of them 
gave the bordure conipony, argent and fable : And as the family of 
Hamilton increafed, and became feated in different parts of the 
kingdom, they diit.uiguihed their refpecYive families by altering 
their arms. 


Slr Sir Walter Hamilton, the eldefl fori, was a witnefs to 

Walter. f evera { charters, granting lands to the Monaflery of Paifley, 
about the end of K. Alexander III. reign ; as alfo to the 
confirmation grant of the privilege of fiihing for herrings, 
&c. to that fraternity, by James, great fleward of Scot- 
land in 1294. He is likewife one of the fubfcribers of the 
Ragman-Roll in 1296, where he writes himfelf Walter 
Fitz-Gilbeit de Hamilton. He was a perfon of diflin- 
guimed eminence ; had feveral military commands in the 
fervice of K. Robert Bruce, which he executed with fuc- 
cefs, and 9 of that reign was rewarded with a grant of the 
barony of Machanlhire in the county of Lanerk ; the 
King alfo bellowing on him in 1324 the barony of Cadzow, 
now called Hamilton, in the fhire of Lanerk, alfo the 
lands and baronies of Kinniel, Larbor, Audcathie, and 
feveral others in the mire of Linlithgow ; together with 
thofe of Kirkinder, Kirkowen, &c in the fhire of Wigton. 
-~He married Mary, daughter of Adam Lord Gordon, 
and had iffue two fons, David, and John, whofe fon (or 

grandfon) John marrying Elizabeth, Daughter of- 

Stewart of Cruxtoun, with her had the lands of 
Ballincrief in Weft-Lothian ? and the family after- 
wards matching with the daughter and heir to Sir Roger 
Digley of Innerwieck, that barony became their inheri- 
tance : And from this branch defcended Sir Thomas Ha- 
milton of Byres, whofe fon Sir Thomas was feated at 
Prieflfield, and by Elizabeth, daughter of James Heriott 
of Trabrown, was the father of Thomas, appointed by 
K. James VI. a fenator of the college of Juitice ; Lord 
Advocate, Lord Regifter, Secretary of State, Lord Prefi- 
dent of the Seflion, Lord Privy Seal, created Baron of 
Binney and Byres 30 November 1613 ; Earl of Hadding- 
toun 20 March 1619, and died 29 May 1637. 
r David. Sir David Hamilton, the eldefl fon ferved K. David II. 
in his wars with England, and was one of his Majefty's 
brave attendants at the battle of Durham in 1346, when 
being taken prifoner with his mafler, he was delivered in- 
to the cuftody of William Zouch, Archbimopof York, but 
was foon releafed by paying a confiderabk ranfom. 27 De- 
cember 1368 K. David Bruce confirmed the charter of K. 
Robert. In 1370 he fat in the parliament, when Robert 
II. nephew to K. David II. (who died childlefs) the fon of 
his filler Margery, bv Walter, Lord High Stewart of 
Scotland, was acknowledged to be the undoubted heir to 
the grown : Alfo, in 1373 (4 R D - II.) being, fummoned 
to parliament, he appended hisfealto the at, recognizing 



that King's title to the crown, and fettling the fuccefiion to 
it upon his legitimate children by his two Queens, viz. 
Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Adam Mure of Abercorn, and 
Euphemia, daughter of Hugh, Earl of Rofs. He gave 
to the cathedral church of Glafgow a:, annuity often marcs 
ilerling, uTuing out of the barony of Kinneil, for the ce- 
lebration of divine fcrviee at the altar of the Virgin Mary, 
for the health of the foul of the late K. Robert, the profpe- 
rity of K. David, for his own foul, and thofe of al! his pre- 
decetfbrs, and fucceflbrs for ever. He married Margaret, 
daughter of Sir Walter Leflie, Earl of Rofs, by Euphe- 
mia, Countefs of Rofs, daughter and heir to Earl William, 
fon of Earl Hugh, andgrandfon of Earl William by Ma- 
tilda, filler of K Robert I. and deceafing in 1374, had 
iffue two fons, Sir David, his fucceiTor at Hamilton ; 
and Walter, anceftor to the families of Cambufkeneth, 
(commonly called Camfkeith) in the fhire of Air, of 
Sanghar, anJ its cadets. 

Sir David Hamilton was knighted by K. Robert II. and Sir David, 
upon his father's death fummoned to parliament, having 
alio been in the battle of Durham,and in 1377 (7 Rob. II.) 
had a grant of the lands of Bothwellmure in Lanerkfhire ; 
and likewife augmented his effete by his wife Janet or 
Johanna, daughter of Sir William Keith, in the fherifF- 
dom of Ayr, Marefchal of Scotland, by whom he had 
one daughter Elizabeth, married in 1343 to Sir Alexander 
Frafier, Thane of Cowie and Dcres, from whom deicends 
the Lord Salton, the fecond Baron of Scotland, and five 
fons, viz. 

John, his fucceflbr. * (1) 

Sir William, anceftor to the Hamiltons of Bathgate in ( 2 ) 
the (hire of Linlithgow. 

Andrew, progenitor to the families of Bruntwood and (3) 
Udftoun, whence branched thofe of Burncleugh, Rof- 
chaugh, Pancatland, Bangour, and Wiftiaw j the prin- 
cipal whereof were Sir Archibald Hamilton of Rofe-Hall, 
created a Baronet 10 April 1703 ; and Sir James Hamilton 
of Broomhill, whole loyal fervices to K. Charles I. were 
rewarded in 1648, with the title of Baron of Bell- 

George, who gave rife to the family of Boreland in Air- (4> 

David, who acquired a faireftate by his marriage with a (*) 

coheir of the family of Galbraith in the county of Stirling, 



he died before 1395, and was fucceeded by his eldefl fon, 
from whom defcended the Hamiltons of Bardowie- 
Sir John. Sir John Hamilton, Lord of Cadzow, the eldeft fon 
lived in the reign of Robert III. he had been taken pri- 
foner at fea by the Englifh, but obtained an order from K. 
Richard, 28 Oclober 1398, to be fet at liberty, and in 
1388 married Jacoba (Janet) daughter of Sir James 
Douglas, Lord of Dalkeith, anceflor to the Earl of Mor- 
ton, by whom he had three fons, Sir James his heir ; 
David, from whom fprang the families of Dalferf, Black- 
burn, Olerfhaw, Ladyland, Greene, and others ; and 
Thomas, progenitor to the houfe of Raploch, from which 
iflued thofe of Torrence, Darnagaber, Stanhoufe, Wood- 
hall, Aikenhead, Dechmont, Barnfhill, and many other 
families in Scotland, with feveral flourifhing branches in 
Ireland, of which the Earl of Clanbraflil is chief. 
James, Sir James Hamilton of Cadzow, was fent into Eng- 
1 land in 1 423, as one of the hoftages for the payment of 
J, -f 40,000 marcs, for the ranfom of K. James I. (an evi- 
' dencethat he was then conndered as one of the moil: confi- 
derable Barons of Scotland) which King failing along the 
Englifh coaft, in his voyage to France eighteen years be- 
fore, whither his father K. Robert III. was fending him, 
to avoid the evildefigns of his uncle the Duke of Albany, 
who was endeavouring to fettle the crown on his own 
pofterity ; and being fea-nck, was forced to land in Eng- 
land ; which he had no fooner done, than he was arretted 
and carried to K. Henry IV- who committed him to the 
tower, which occafioned the death of his father 15 Auguft 
1406. He arrived at Edinburgh from his confinement 20 
March 1423, foon after which he knighted Sir James 
Hamilton, and called him into his privy council. 

In the eighth year of the reign of James II., 1445, 
(when the conflitutions of parliament were new modelled 
into the form they fubfifted in, until the union with Eng- 
land in 1707) he was entered among the Lords, all his 
lands being erected into the lordfhip of Hamilton. In 
1449 he was joine'd in commiflion with John, bi (hop of Glaf- 
^ow; Andrew, Abbot of Melrofb ; Alexander de Livingf- 
towne of Calendar, Jufticiary of Scotland ; Patrick Cock- 
burn, Provoit of Edinburgh; and Peter Young, Dean of 
Dunkeld, to treat with the Englifh about a peace ; when 
a truce being concluded on 8 September, he had from that 
time, to the year 1454* a fafe conduct to go into England 
every year, about affairs of the greater importance. In 



the Earl of Douglas's rebellion, he and the Earl of Angus 
being lent to oppoie him, entirely routed his forces in 
1455, in confederation of which fervice he was rewarded 
with the baronies of Drumfargard and Carmonock, and 
with the heritable Sheriffalty of the counffof Lanark, then 
in the crown, by the forfeiture of the faid Earl of Douglas. 
In 145 1 he founded and endowed the collegiate church 
of Hamilton, and went to Rome to procure the Pope's 
bull of ratification, having a fafe conduct from Henry VI. 
to pafs through England : He was alfo a henefa&or to the 
univerfity of Glafgow 14 January 1459, then founded by 
biihop Turnbull ; and having attained a good old a:re, 
died in 1460. 

He married flrfl Janet, daughter of Sir Alexander Living- 
fton of Calendar, anceftor to the Earl of Linlithgow, by 
whom he had four fons ; James, his fucceflor ; Andrew, 
firft of the family of Silverton-Hill in the {hire of Lanark, 
from whom Lord Belhaven is delcended ; Gawen, Provoit 
of the collegiate church of Bothwell, and founder of the 
family of Orbiiton, from which branched the Hamiltons of 
Dabhell Haigs (whereof Alexander was advanced to the de- 
gree of a baronet II February 1670, which is now extinct) 
Kilbrachmont, Dalziel, Monkland, Bothwelihaugh, Park- 
head, and Barr : And John the youngeft being feated at 
Whiftleberry in Lanarkshire, his pottenty flill fubfifts there. 
His fecond wife was Euphemia, daughter of Patrick 
Graham, Earl of Strathern, filter to Malife, Earl of Mon- 
teith, great-grandchild io K Robert II. both by father and 
mother, and widow of Archibald Earl of Douglas, and 
Duke of Turenne in France ; by her he had one fon, Sir 
John Hamilton of Shawfieid in the countv of Lanark ; 
and two daughters, Mary, married to Sir William Keith, 
Created by K- Tames II. Earl Mariflial ; and Elizabeth, to 
David Lindlay, the fourth Earl of Crawfurd, created Duke 
of Montrofe, for life, by K. James III. being mailer of hia 
Iiouiehold and chamberlain, by whom fne had one fon John, 
killed 9 September 1513, at the battle of Flowden-Fiek!, 
without iflue. 

James, the fecond Lord Hamilton, was a perfon of re- James, 
markable courage and conduct, which he frequently mani- 2 
felled, particularly at Abercorn, and was in high efteem 
with K. James III. He was made a privy counsellor in 
1440, and fo continued till he entered into that memorable 
league with the Earls of Douglas, Rofs, Crawfurd, and 
Murray, wherein they mutually {'wore never to deiert one 
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another ; that injuries done to one {hould be deemed as of- 
fered to all and that they would fpend their lives and 
fortunes in the vindication and defence of each other: 
But no fooner did^ie perceive their violent purpofes againft 
the King, than he quitted them and returned to his duty, 
whereupon en'ued the ruin of Earl Douglas, who perfifled 
in the rebellion. In 1461 he was appointed one of the 
ambafladors to treat of a peace with England; and in 
1471 his lordlhip and the other ambafladors, with 400 
perions in their re^nue, had a fafe conduct to meet the 
Lord Howard and other commiffioners in England, to 
treat of a league of amity : Alfo, 6 March 1472, he was 
commiflioned with William Hi Shop of Aberdeen, David 
Earl o^ Crawfurd, John Lord Darnley, and Archibald 
Whiteiaw Secretary of Slate, to treat about a lafling 
peace, which was concluded 28 September 1473, at Aln- 
wveke in Northumberland In confederation of his ex- 
c:l!cnt qualities, and in recompenceof his eminent fervices, 
K. Jaiues III. was pleafed in 1474 to give him in marriage 
his eldeft filler Maiy, then the widow of Thomas Boyde 
Earl of Arran (who died in exile at Antwerp in 147 1 ) to 
which princefs he was married by content of parliament in 
1474, and dying 6 November 1479, left one fon James, 
and one daughter Elizabeth, married to Matthew Stewart, 
Earl of Lenox, great-grandmother by him of Henry, Lord 
Darnley, Duke of Albany, who 28 July 1564 being mar- 
ried to Mary Q^ of Scots, had a fon James, born 19 June 
1565, who was the firffc King of the whole Iiland of Great- 
Britain, by the name of James VI. of Scotland and I. of 

James, the third Lord Hamilton, being endowed with 
all the great qualities fuitable to his birth, early diftin- 
Earl of guifhed himfelf in the reign of James IV. by whom, 
when very young, he was called into the privy council, 
and in 1502 fent into England, to negociate a marriage 
between his majefty and the princefs Margaret eldefl 
daughter of Henry VII. which having concluded in 1503, 
he folemnized the nuptials with great magnificence ; of 
which good fervice and great ex pence the King was fo 
fenfible, that he bellowed on him the liland of Arran, and 
created him Karl thereof by patent * dated 10 Augufl 





# ThePreamble. Sciatisnos propter PropinquitatemSanguinis inter 
nos et dileClum Confanguineum no'trum Jacobum,Dominum Hamil- 
ton, et pro fuo gratuito Servitio nobis impenfo et impendendo, ac pro 



1503, with a commiffion of Judiciary within the faid if- 

land Being a man of great prudence and courage, he 

was fent the year following commander of 3000 men in 
aid of Chriftian II. King of Denmark, againft the city 
and territory of Lubeck, whom with great conduct and 
fuccefs, he brought to iubmit to that King's conditions. 
He was afterwards made Admiral of Scotland ; and in 
15 1 2 fent into France at the head of 4000 men, to the 
afiiftance of Lewis XII. for his fervices to whom he was 
rewarded with the honour of a Knight of the order of St. 
Michael, and an annual penfion of 12009 livres for life. 
But K. James IV. being killed in the battle of Flowden 9 
September 15 13, whilft his Lordfhip was in France, he 
returned home, and flood fair to have been elected Recent* 
many giving their voices for him, in refpecl of his near- 
nefs in blood, his love for peace, and fuihciency for fuch a 
charge ; but he generoufly yielded his pretentions to his 
coufin-german John Stewart, Duke of Albany, fon of 
Duke Alexander, and brother to K. James III. and was 
himfelf made captain and governor of Edinburgh caftle. 
Alfo, on the faid Duke's voyage to France to renew the 
ancient league, which had inviolably fubfiiled for fome 
centuries between the two kingdoms, he was appointed in 
15 1 7 one of the fix guardians of the realm, with the Earls 
of Angus, Huntley, Argyle, and the Archbifhops of St* 
Andrew and Glafgow, who were to rule alternately : And 
the Earl of Arran was unanimoufly chofen by them their 
Primus and Warden of the Marches; thus the whole au- 
thority devolving on his Lordfhip, he continued fole 
Regent during the Duke's abfence, and in that interval 
concluded a peace with England ; fupprefled feveral infur- 
re&ions ; preferved regularity upon the borders ; lettered 
peace and quiet to the whole country ; and difcharged 
his high office to fuch univerfal fatisfaclion, that upon the 
Duke's fecond voyage into France, he was again conftitut* 

H2 ed 

fuis magnis Laboribus et expenfis, racYis et fuftentatis pro noftro et 
Regni noftri honore, tempore contractus Matrimonii notfri in facie 
Ecclefise folemnizati apud noftrum Monafterium fancfcae Crucis prope 
Edinburg ; ac cum Avifamento et Conicnfu noftri Confilii ac trium 
Regni noltri Statuum, pro tempore pnediclo mature avifatos, et ex 
noltra exprefl'a Scientia ac proprio motu dediife, eoncefihTe, et hae 
prafenti Charta noftra confirmane eidem Jacobo, Domino Hamilton, 
totum et integrum Comitatum de Arran, jncentem in Yice-Corai- 
tatu de Bute, Sec. 


ed Re<rent, and obtained a general approbation of hit 
faithful execution thereof. 

He married firft Beatrix, third daughter of John, the- 
firft Lord Drummond ( by Elizabeth, daughter of Da- 
vid, Duke of Montrofe, by Mizabeth daughter of James 
the frft Lord Hamilton, as before-mentioned) by whom 
he had an onlv child Margaret, wife to Andrew Stewart, 
Lord Evandde and Ochiltree. His fecond wife was Janet, 
(or Elizabeth) lifter to Alexander the firffc Lord Home, 
Lord High C amberliin of Scotland, but her former hui- 
band Sir '! homas Hay proving to be alive, he was, at his 
own fpecial inftance, in 1513 divorced from her by a court 
of delegates, and enabled to marry again ; whereupon he 
took to hits third wife Janet, daughter of Sir David Beaton 
of Creichton in the county of Fife, Comptroller of Scot- 
land in the reign of James IV. widow of Sir Robert Liv- 
ingfton of Kafter-Wemys , and departing this life in 1530, 
had iilue by her twi fons and two daughters, James, his 
fucceflbr ; Sir John Hamilton of Clydfdale ; Helen, who 
was the firft wire ot Archibald, the fourth Earl of Argyle ; 
and Jane, the firft wife of Alexander the fifth Earl of 
James, James, the fecond Earl of Arran, a perfori of lingular 
2 prudence and integrity, was in 1536, though very young, 
^- a one of the attendants on K. James V. (by fpecial appoint- 
ment) in his voyage to France, where on 1 January he 
married Magdalene eideft daughter of K. Francis I. but 
that Queen dying 7 July following, the King 12 June 
1538 married the Lady Mary of Lorrain, daughter of 
Rene, and (liter of Francis, Duke of Guife, and relict of 
Lewis, Duke of Longuevrile ; by whom having a fon borrt 
the enluing year, Lord Arran had the honour to be his' 

godfather. He was very forward and active in fup- 

preujng the incur (ions of the Englifh upon the borders* 
and had the command of that body of troops, fent to 
defend the Eaft-border ; where he foon heard the mor- 
tifying news of the lo'.'s of the army at Solwav, and 
not long after of the King's death, in his caftk of Falk- 
land 14 December 1542 : Upon which event his Lord- 
fhip, by the unanimous eonfent of parliament, was cho- 
fen Proietor to (^ Mary, then only fix davs old, and 
Governor of Scotland, which was folemnly ratified by 
an act of the three eftates, bearing date 13 March 1542-3, 
in which he was declared fecond pcrfon of the realm, and 
neareft to fucceed to the crown on failure of the Queen and 



her iflue ; and in that cafe to be rightful and undoubted 
King of Scotland ; being further declared therein rightful 
tutor to the Queen, and governor of the kingdom, 
until (he arrived to perfect age ; and all the iubject-* 
were required to acknowledge and cb:y him, as fole 
regent, in all things belonging to his office. This acl was 
engrofled on a (kin of parchment, and the great leal, with 
thoie of the Nobility, Prelates, and Burghs appended 
thereto, and it is now in the cuftody of his Grace of Ha- 

His Lordfhip, foon after this appointment, entered into 
a treaty with England concerning a peace, and alio a 
match between the infant Queen and Edward, Prince of 
Wales, fon to Henry VIII. both which were agreed to, 
and ratified (on the part of Scotland) by a great majority 
in the parliament, which met at Edinburgh in Auguil 
1543. But the Earls of Huntley, Arg\le, Montrofe, 
Bothwell, Monteith, and Lord Fleming with many other 
worthy Scots oppofed it, and entered into a moil iolemn ai- 
fociation, whereby they bound and obliged themielve^, 
with all their power, and at the hazard of their lives and 
fortunes, to oppofe and obftrucr. the marriage, and the con- 
fequential union with England ; after the treaty was con- 
cluded on, K. Henry VIII. refufed to ratify it on the 
terms before agreed to, and made feveral additional de- 
mands, which being too exorbitant for the governor to 
comply with, that King caufed his officers to feize feveral 
Scots {hips, which, upon the faith of the treaty, had failed 
to England with French and Scots goods ; the governor 
highly refented this breach of articles, ana in December 
1543 he called a parliament, wherein (the 11) it was de- 
clared, that the King of England had broken and violated 
the treaty, and therefore it was not to be kept on the part 
of Scotland by law, equity, orjuft reafon, but thencefor- 
^vard to be null and void. 

Upon this the war broke out again, and the governor 
not only mod gallantly defeated the Lord Evers at Ancrum 
in Teviotdale, but being joined by Moniieur de Lerges, 
Count of Montgomery, with 3500 trench auxiliaries, 
marched towards England in ieaich of the Earl of Hert- 
ford, who, to retrieve the former Iois, had entered Scot- 
land, and laid wafte a great part or the Merfe and Teviot- 
dale ; but retired upon the governor's approach, who in 
his turn invaded England, ravaged the country, and re- 
turned with the glovy of having defeated one army, and 

H3 given 


given chace to another, in one campaign : at which time 
K. Francis I. fent him the enfigns of the order of St. Mi- 
chael. But in 1547 the Scots being worfhd by the Duke 
of Somerfet at Pinky-CIeugh 10 September, with the lofs 
of 8000 killed in the field, that nation had recourfe to the 
French King, with whom the governor let on foot a treaty 
of marriage between the Queen and Francis the Dauphin, 
fon of K. Henry II. In May 1549 that King created his 
Lordmip, Duke of Chatelherault, and for the fupport of 
the honour, afligned to him and his heirs for ever lands of 
30,000 livres a year, in confederation of his endeavour to 
accomplifli the (aid match ; which taking effect, her Ma- 
jefty was fent into France, and his right of fuccefiion to 
the crown of Scotland acknowledged and recognized by 
the French King, the Dauphin, and the young Queen. 

He continued Governor of Scotland to the year 1555, 
when the Queen being of fufficient age, chofe her own 
guardians ; by whofe advice fhe named her mother to be 
regent during her abfence, to whom the Earl of Anan rea- 
dily rengned that great poll in full parliament, ana 1 laid 
down an employment, which he had held to the general 
fatisfa&ion of the kingdom, and efteem of all foreign 
princes, who knew his deportment, for the fpace of twelve 
years. After he had thus diverted himfelf of all authority, 
his conduct during his adminiftration was folemnly and 
imanimoufly approved by the parliament, and he was again 
declared prefumptive heir to the crown, on the failure of 
Q_ Mary and her iflue, and a very ample teftimony given 
him of the good fervices he had done his country ; the a<5t 
fetting forth, " That he, by his great labours, vehement 
expences, and daily danger of himfelf, his kin and 
friends, had relieved their fovereign's moft noble perfon 
from the cruel purfuits of the King and Council of Eng- 
** land ; and had left free the heal realm and dominions of 
" his faid fovereign Lady, without any part thereof with^ 
holden by her Highnefs's old enemies of England, not- 
withftanding the afiiftance given them by feveral of the 
fubje&sof Scotland." 
The Queen, on her return to Scotland in 1561, mak- 
ing choice of a new privy council (all, or moft of whom 
were Proteftants) he was appointed a member thereof ; and 
in 1566 her Majefty fent him to take care of her interefts 
in France, where he continued to do all the fervice he 
could, conhftent with his honour and the Proteftant caufe, to 
the year 1569, when the Queen being compelled to relign 





the government to her Ion, file fent for him to head her 
party. He very zealoufly averted her caufe, and uled his 
utmoft endeavours to remove the Earl of Murray, then re- 
gent from his ufurped authority, and reilore her to -the 
exercife of her regal power, in order to fecure the peace 
of the country : And to that end having a commiflion 
from her, he raifed what forces he could ; but rinding no 
hopes of afliilance either from England or France, he en- 
deavoured to accommodate all differences. The regent 
agreed to his propofals, and articles were entered into, by 
which the Duke and his friends were to meet him at Edin- 
burgh 10 April 1569, in peace and fafety, to coniuit and 
conclude on terms of accommodation ; but when they 
were met, the regent, drawing out a paper, aiked the 
Duke, if he would inftantly fubferibe an acknowledgement 
of the young King's authority, or not ? To which he re- 
plied, " That he and his friends had laid down their arms 

* conditionally, nor could he think himfelf or them oblig- 
( ed to fubferibe their allegiance to the King, unlels, ac- 

* cording to thefe conditions, the regent at the fame time 
' fhould grant what might be reasonably demanded in be- 
' half of the diftreffed Queen ; and therefore hoped he 
f would not proceed to atts of force and fraud too, fince 
c not only he and his friends, but their hodages likewife 
s were in his hands ; defiring him to remember, that 
e they had religioufly obferved every article of the late 
6 treaty, and had come fecure and unarmed, as to a 
c friend, firmly relying on his honour, and thofe affur- 
e ances cf fafety he had given them, in the mod iblemn 
c manner, under his own hand." To this remonftrance 

the regent made no reoly ; but, againd all the lawb of ho- 
nour, and contrary to the dipulation, fent his Grace pri- 
foner to Edinburgh-caftle, where he was clofely confined 
until the regent's death 23 January 1570, who was (hot 
through the belly with a fingle ball at Linlithgow, by 
James Hamilton of Bothwell-Haugh, in revenge for an 
inhuman ac~r. of violence done to his wite, who in a cold 
winter's night had been dripped naked, and driven out of 
her houfe into the open fields, by which treatment ihe was 
frightened into fits, and foon after died. -His loyalty to Q. 
Mary in the time of her greated diilrds was frequently ac- 
knowledged by" her Majeity, who conftantly called him, 
father (as her fon did his fon) and for which he underwent 
many Sufferings during the courie of the civil war. In 
157 1, with his fons, in a parliament called at Stirling by 



Matthew Stewart, Earl of Lenox, regent and grandfather 
to the young King, (who had burnt his cattle and town of 
Hamilton) he was declared a rebel, and his eilate forfeited ; 
but by the treaty of Perth, which was confirmed^by parli- 
ament at Edinburgh in 1573, they were reftored to their 
eftates and honours. After which, the Doke, who had 
retired to France, returned home, and being very aged, 
and infirm by his many fatigues, paffed the remainder of 
his days in retirement at his Palace of Hamilton, where 
22 January 1575 he bid adieu to the world. 

By this account it is evident, he was a perfon of great 
juftice and candour, and in all his actions confulted the 
publick good; which gave occafion to Archbifhop Spotf- 
wood, in his hiftory of the church of Scotland, to fay, 
c * That in his court there was nothing feen, that the fever- 
<c eft eye could cenfure or reprove ; in the public govern- 
ment fuch a moderation was kept, as no man was heard 
to complain ; the governor was reverently obeyed, and 
held in as great refpec~T, as any Kings of preceding 
times ; he was a nobleman well inclined ; open and 
plain, and without all diffimulation ; and though he 
met with great troubles, yet, by the goodnefs of God, 
who doth always favour the innocent and honeft-mind- 
ed, he went through all, and died honourably and in 
peace. " He married Lady Margaret Douglas^ eldeft 
daughter of James, the fourth Earl of Morton (by Catha- 
rine his wife, natural daughter of K. James IV.) and had 
iflue four fons, and four daughters, viz. 
(0 James, the third Earl of Arran, who gave early proofs 

James, p i nner j t j n g j- ne virtues of his anceftors in an eminent de- 
Earl. g ree a "d by Henry II of France in 1555 was made Cap- 
tain ofehis life-guard, with a penfion of 2000 piftoles to 
fupport the dignity of his office. But he became defective 
in his underftanding, and thereupon retired from the 
world, dying without ifTue in 1609. 
(2) John, the fourth Earl of Arran, born in 1532, privy 

John, counfellor to K. James VI. captain of Dumbarton-caifle; 
-1 l in 1 541 was appointed commendator of Arbroath-abbey, 
: d ^ ues one f t h e nchefl benefices in Scotland (whofe lands 
Hamilton, "were creeled into a temporal barony, in favour of his 
fon, 5 May 1608) ; appointed, with full confent of the 
privy council, ambaflador extraordinary to accompliih the 
marriage between the King and Princefs Anne of Den- 
mark, which he declined on account of his great age ; fa 
that the King going in perfon, his Majefty conflituted him 






HAMILTON, Vis lou nt STRABANE. * io 5 

lieutenant of the fouth of Scotland during his abfence, and 
created him Marquefs of Uamilton 19 April 1599, being 
the firft in Scotland, who ever bore that dignity ; and hav- 
ing lived to an advanced age, died 12 April .1604, in the 
higheft favour with Prince and people, and was interred 
among his anceftors in the collegiate church of Hamil- 

He married Margaret, daughter of John Lyon, the James, 
ninth Lord Glammis anceftor to the Earl of Strathmore, 2 
widow of Gilbert Kennedy, Earl of Caflilis, and had one Marquels ' 
ion James, and one daughter Margaret, married to John, 
Lord Maxwell, anceftor to the Earl of Nithfdale. James, 
the fecond Marquefs of Hamilton, born 19 June 1589, 
was created 16 June 1619 Baron of Innerdale in Cumber- 
land and Earl of Cambridge, which honours were limited 
to his iffue male ; fworn of the privy council ; appointed 4 
March following a gentleman ot his Majeity's bedchamber 
and Lord Steward of his Houfhold; conftituted Lord High 
Commimoner to the parliament, which began 25 July 
1 62 1 ; inilalled a Knight of the Garter at Windibr 7 July 
1623 5 and died on Aihwednefday (2 March) 1624-5 to 
the great grief of the K ; ng, who upon his death, and that 
of the Puke of Lenox 16 February before, prophetically- 
apprehended his own, (which happened 27 March eniu- 
ing) faying, that as the branches were now ait down, the 
root would quickly decay.* His lady was Anne Cunning- 
ham, daughter of James, Earl of Glencairn, and his 
iffue were three fons and three daughters, viz, James, 
and William, both Dukes of Hamilton ; John, who died 
young; Lady Anne married to Hugh, Earl of Eglington ; 
Lady Pvlargaret, to John, Earl of Crawfurd ; and Lady 
Mary, the rirfr. wife of James, Earl of Queenfbury. 

James, the third Marquefs, was born at Hamilton 19 James,. 
Juae 1606, and when 14 years of age, fent for to court, 
and married to the Lady Mary Fielding, daughter of Duke ' 
William Earl of Denbigh ; was created Duke of Hamil- 
ton 12 April 1643, and was beheaded for his loyalty to K. 
Charles. I. on 9 March 1648, having ifTue by his Lady, 
who died in 1638, three fons and three daughters; Charles, 

James, -,* 

* When fentence of death was pafied upon his royal miftrefs in 
England, fhe pulled a ring off her finger, and ordered one of her 
fervants to deliver ir to her coufm Lord John Hamilton, as a token 
of the juft fenfe Ihe had of his conitant fidelity and fufferings for 
her intereit, which ring is itill preferred in the Duke's family. 
(Douglas, p.332.) 


James, and William, who all died young; as did Mary 
the eldeft daughter ; but Anne the lecond after the death 
of her uncle, became Dutchefs of Hamilton ; and Sufanna 
the youngeft was married to John, Earl of Caflilis. 
WiJffiam William, the fecond Duke, who fucceeded his brother, 
% was born 4 December 1616; created Earl of Lanark, 
Diike. Lord Machanfhire and Polmont 31 March 1639; made 
Secretary of State for Scotland in 1640, and receiving 
a mot in his leg 3 September 1651 in the battle of Wor- 
cefler, died the next day, and was interred in the cathe- 
dral there. He married in 1638 the Lady Elizabeth 
Maxwell, eldeft daughter and coheir to James, Earl of 
Dirleton, by whom he had five daughters, and one fon 
James, who dying an infant, the eftate and honours of the 
family devolved on his niece, the Lady Anne Hamilton, 
who being married to William Douglas, Earl of Selkirk, 
eldeft fon of William, the firft Marquefs of Douglafs, 
by his fecond wife Mary, third daughter of George, 
Marquefs of Huntly, it was ftipulated by the marriage ar- 
ticles, that he and his children by her mould take and ufe 
the furname of Hamilton ; which was accordingly done, 
and by her he was anceflor to the prefent Duke of Ha- 
milton ; who being really and in fact a Douglas, we (hall 
refer the reader to the Peerages of England and Scotland 
for a fuiier account of his family ; and obferve here, that 
the male-line of the houfe of Hamilton, is, by failure of 
iflue in the two brothers aforefaid, the Dukes James and 
William, represented by the Earl of Abercorn, defcended 

(3) Lord Claud Hamilton, the third fon of James, the fe- 
cond Earl of Arran. 

(4) Lord David the fourth fon died young. 

0) Daughter Lady Barbara was married to James, Lord 

Fleming, Lord High Chamberlain of Scotland, who died 
at Paris in 1558, leaving by her an only daughter Jane, 
firft married to John, Lord Thirieftane, and fecondly to 
Gilbert, Earl of Caflilis. 

Lady Anne, married to George Gordon, the fifth Earl 
of Huntly, Lord High Chancellor of Scotland, who died 
in 1576, and was father by her of George, created Mar- 
quefs of Huntly, anceftor to the Duke of Gordon. 

(3) Lady Margaret, to Alexander, Lord Gordon, fon and 
heir to George, Earl of Huntly, and had no iffue. 

(4) Lady Jean, to Hugh, the third Earl of Eglington, and 

died childlels. 



Lord Claud, the third fon, was appointed to the com- Claud 
mendatorfhip of the abbey cf Paifley in 1553, on the re- 1 
(ignation of John, Archbilhop of St. Andrews, which Lord 
promotion was ratified by Pope Julius III. On the wutoj* 
breaking out of the civil war in 1567, he adhered to the 
intereft of (^ Mary, who appointed him one o^ the prin- 
cipal commanders of her army at the battle of Langfide, 
fought in 1568, where he performed the part of a valiant 
officer; but that battle being loft, the Earl of Murray 
(Regent) called a parliament in July at Edinburgh, where 
Lord Claud and other partizans of the Queen were fum- 
moned to appear ; inftead of obeying the iummons, 
he perfifted refolutely in the Queen's fervice, for which 
he was outlawed, and had his eftate forfeited. In 1572 
the Lord Semple having poffeffion of his eftate, (by gift of 
the Earl of Mar, then Regent) kept a ftrong garrifon in 
the abbey of Paifiey, and fo harrafTed the tenants, that 
they entreated Lord Claud to relieve them ; promifing at 
the hazard of their lives, to affift him in the recovery of 
his eftate ; whereupon he fo clofely befieged the abbey 
with a ftrong party, that Lord Semple was forced to fur- 
render at difcretion. 

In 1579 the Earl of Morton (Regent) endeavoured all 
he could the ruin of the houfe of Hamilton, both out of 
fear of their power, and in hope of obtaining a good fhare 
of their large eftates, when forfeited ; with this view, he 
prevailed on the old Countefs of Mar, and the Earl her 
grandfon, who were in great favour with the King, to 
iniinuate to him, that the Hamiltons having often been 
declared heirs to the Crown, had in that hearty manner 
efpoufed his mother's caufe, only to deftroy him, who 
ftood in their way ; to prevent which, it would be advife- 
able for his Majefty, to ufe means to leffen their power. 
The King being thus prepared and pFepofTefled with an ill 
opinion of the family, in fteps the Earl of Morton and 
feconds them ; telling the King, it would be eafy for him 
to put in execution the fentences of forfeiture againft the 
family, which had never yet been repealed, nor could be 
but by at; of parliament. Agrofs mifreprefentation this! 
their forfeitures having been repealed, in all the forms, 
in 1573 by the act of parliament, confirming the treaty of 
Perth. In purfuance of this advice, the King in council 
refolved to apprehend the lords John and Claud Hamilton, 
who were then at Edinburgh, under fan&ion of the arti- 
cles of agreement and pacification, ratified on all fides 



the year before : But they having received intimation of 
his purpofe, made their efcape ; Lord John flying on foot 
in a feaman's drefs to England, and thence to France, 
where he was kindly received and entertained by James 
Beaton, bifhop of Glafgow, Q^ Mary's ambaflador at 
that court ; and Lord Ciaud, after lurking fome time in 
the borders of Scotland, being taken notice of, fled into 
England, and lived privately with a friend. 

In 1585, after the King came to manage by his own 
councils, they returned to Scotland ; and joining forces 
with feveral other profcribed and exiled Lords, advanced 
towards Edinburgh ; when the King fending to know 
their intentions by this new riling 1 and rebellion, they an- 
swered, e{ That as their enemies had contrived to get 
*' them banifhed, and had deprived them of all other 
" means of fending their petitions to his Majefty they 
6( were reduced to the neceflity of coming in that man- 
" ner, to endeavour to obtain admittance to his royal 
tc perfon, whofe mercy and favour they would fupplicate 
(f on their knees." The King hereupon was pacified, and 
I November 1585 admitted them to his prefence, when 
falling on their knees, Lord John, in the name of them 
all, faid, ** They were come to implore in the mod hum- 
ble manner his Majefty's mercy, favour, and pardon 
for coming in arms, which nothing mould have com- 
*' pelled them to, but the want of other means to fecure 
iC their lives from their enemies, who had taken fuch 
pains to mifreprefent them to his Majefty ; where- 
as they were loyal to him, and refolved to ferve and 
obey him, as became dutiful and faithful fubjects." 
To this the King anfwered, t that though their enter- 
f* prize was in effecl: treafonable, yet in confederation 
< ( of their being driven to it by neceflity, and in hope 
f of their future good behaviour, he pardoned them." 
They then arofe, and kifled his Majefty 's hand, who ad- 
dreifing himfelf to Lord John, faid, 6( My Lord, I never 
(( did fee you before, and muft confefs that (1 believe) oi 
te all this company you have been moft wronged : Your 
family have been faithful fervants to the Queen my 
mother in my minority, and (when i underftood not, 
as I do now, the ftate of things) hardly ufed." Two 
days after, their pardon was confirmed by an acl of coun- 
cil ; proclaimed by found or trumpet at the maiket-crols, 
and foon after a parliament being called, the acls or for- 
feitures were repealed, and the fami!y reiloied to their ti- 



HAMILTON, Viscount STRABANE. iogt 

ties and eftates. And in 1585 the Barony and Lordfliip 
of Paifley, with the pertinents belonging to the abbey, 
were beftowed upon Lord Claud, and he was created Ba- 
ron of Paifley. 

He married Margaret, daughter of George, LordSeton, 
(by If'abel, daughter of Sir William Hamilton of Sanquhar) 
tiller to Robert, created Earl of Wintoun, and to Alexan- 
der, Earl of Dumferling, Lord High Chancellor of Scot- 
land for 18 years; and departing this life in 1621, in a 
very advanced age, had iffue one daughter Margaret, 
married to William, the firffc Marquefs of Douglas, by 
whom (he was great-grandmother of Archibald, created 
Duke of Douglas by (^ Anne, and four fons, viz. 

James, created Earl of Abercorn. (1) 
Sir Claud Hamilton, a gentleman of the King's privy (2) 
chamber, and by privy feal, dated at 6 Octo- 
ber 1618 made conftable, or commander of the caftle or 
iort of Toome in the county of Antrim for life, with fix 
warders, on the furrender of Sir Thomas Phillips. .As 
an undertaker in the plantation of the county of Longford, 
he had 400 acres of land granted to him there ; together 
with the fmall proportions of Killeny and Teadan, con- 
taining 2COO acres, in the barony of Strabane and county 
of Tyrone, on which he built a ftrong and beautiful caf- 
tle ; which, with other lands mentioned in the patent, de- 
fended to his fon and heir William ; but K. James I. be- 
ing informed, that it was the purpofe and intention of Sir 
Claud, to confer the faid proportions on his fecond fon 
Alexander, did on 20 O&ober 161 8 di reel: his judges to 
admit the faid William, then about 14 years old, to fuffer 
a common recovery againft him and his heirs, of the fame, 
which was accordingly done, and the lands afterwards con- 
firmed to Alexander by patent. Sir Claud married the 

daughter and heir of Sir Robert Hamilton of Manor-Elief- 
ton in the county of Tyrone, and had fix fons and two 
daughters, Sir William, Alexander, Robert, George, 
Claud, and James, which five lad: died unmarried l ; and 
the daughters were the Ladies of Lamington, and Gorgo- 

noch-Stewart Sir William Hamilton of Manor-Elief- 

ton, the eldeft fon, by his will, dated 1 May i66"2, and 
proved 12 February 1664, ordered his body to be buried 
in the church of Badonie, or of Gortin, as he (hould af- 
terwards appoint, having iiTue by his firft wife, James hi? 


*- Chancery Pleadings, 


heir ', William, Sarah, and Margaret; and by his fecond 

wife Beatrix, daughter of Campbell, two fons, Claud 

and Archibald. 

(3) Sir George Hamilton of Greenlaw, and Rofcrea, in the 
' county of Tipperary, Knt. married firft Ifabella of the fa- 
mily of Civico of Bruges in Flanders, by whom he had 
one daughter Margaret, who became the firft wife of Sir 
Archibald Achelbn of Gosford, Bart, anceftor to Sir Arch- 
ibald, Vifcount Gosford. 

(4) Sir Frederick Hamilton, anceftor to the Vifcount Boyne. 
James, James, the eldeft fon of Claud, Lord Paiiley, common- 
F * r ly defigned mafter of Paiiley, being a man of great parts 

Abercorn. anc * abilities, was much taken notice of at court, where he 
was a Lord of the King's bedchamber ; who, by reafon of 
his efpecial merit, advanced him in 1604 to the dignity of 
Baron of Abercorn ; in which year he was appointed one 
of the commiflioners on the part of Scotland, to treat of 
an union with England ; his Majefty being alfo further 
pleafed by patent, bearing date 10 July 1606, to create 
him Earl of Abercorn, and Baron of Hamilton, Mount-caftle 
and Kilpatrick. And the King purpofing to hold a parlia- 
ment in Ireland, made choice of fome few eminent per- 
fons, capable of that honour and truft, for the nobility of 
their birth, and their eftates and poffeflions in this king- 
dom, to be afliftant with the Upper Houfe, and to have 
place and voice as Peers of the realm ; and therefore by 
his letter from Weftminfter 31 March 1613, authorized 
the L. D. to call to the next parliament, by writ of fum- 
mons, his right trufty and right well-beloved coufinthe 
Earl of Abercorn, directing that he Ihould hold the fame 
place and precedency of an Earl in parliament, as he did 
at the council-table, and in all other places 2 . On 20 
May 1615 he was appointed of the council for the province 
of Munfter ; and had a large grant of lands in the Barony 
of Strabane * ; upon which he built a very ftrong and fair 

caftle ; 

* His Lordfhip, by his laft will, having an intention to confer the 
fmall proportion and manor of Strabane, and the middle propor- 
tion of Shean (the latter of which he polfeifed by conveyance from 
Sir Thomas Boyd.e) on his fecond fon Claud and his heirs j and the 
great proportion and manor of Donalong on his third fon George and 
his heirs, and after his deceafe his eldelt fon James being defirous to 
obey his father's will, did, with his guardians, convey the fame to 
them and their heirs refpedtively , by which deed his mother was to 
have a third part thereof for herdower, and the fum of 2555I. tis. id 

1 Chancery Pleadings. 
* Rot. Cane. io. n. f. R. 36. 


caflle ; a fchool-houfe and church ; and about the caftle 
was built a town, confiding of eighty hcufes, many of 
lime and ftone, very well and flrongly built, and the reft 
good timber houfes, in which were 120 families, able to 
make 200 men, every one having arms for his defence ; 
and there were alfo built three water-mills for grinding 
of corn . 

He married Mariana, daughter of Thomas, Lord Boyde, 
(anceftor to the Earl of Kilmarnock, by Mariana his wife, 
daughter of Sir Matthew Campbell of Loudon in the fhire 
of Air, by Ifabel his wife, daughter of Sir John Drum- 
mond of Innpeffery p by Jenet his wife, natural daughter 
of K. James IV. of Scotland) and deceafing 16 March 
1617, before his father, had iflue by her, (who, with Sir 
Claud Hamilton, Knt. was made a free denizen of Ire- 
land 12 May 1620% and died in, or about the year 1633) 
five fons and three daughters, viz. 

James his fucceflbr, created Baron of Strabane. (i) 

Claud, to whom his brother, by permiiTion of K. Charles (2) 
I. refigned the honour of Strabane. 

Sir William. Hamilton, Knt. who was long refident at (3) 
Rome from Henrietta-Maria, Queen Dowager of Eng- 
land, and in his old age married Jane, daughter of Alex- 
ander Colquhoon, Laird of Luis, and widow of Alan, 
Lord Cathcart, but left no iflue. 

Sir George Hamilton, Baronet of Nova-Scotia, ancef- (4) 
tor to the prefent Earl of Abercorn. 


was appointed to be raifed thereout, to the ufe of his Lordfhip, and 
his brothers William and Alexander. But by the laws of the realm, 
the lands defcended upon and remained in his Lordfhip, notwith- 
ltanding his father's will and his own deed, (he being in his non- 
age) neither could the Countefs, not being a denizen, be endowed of 
the faid lands, nor the faid fum be raifed out of them for the afore- 
faid ufes. To remedy which inconveniencies, the King, in confi- 
deration of the manifold acceptable fervices of the faid firft Earl of 
Abercorn, (who was a faithful fervant of his crown) directed the 
L. D. 12 February 1619^ to permit the Earl, being about the 
age of 16 years, to futfer a common recovery and levy a fine of the 
premiffes to the aforefaid ufes. Accordingly, 12 May 1620 the 
countefs was made a free denizen, and by patent, dated 9 May 
1 62 1, the lands were granted to Sir Claud Hamilton of Cochonogh, 
Matthew Craifford and James Elphingfton, Efqrs. in truft for th 
faid ufes. 

1 Pynnar's Survey of Ulfter. 

* Rot. Anno 18 Jac. I. i a . p. f. 

3 Privy Seal of that date at Newmarket, 


(5) Sir Alexander Hamilton of Holborn, London, Knf, 
who married Elizabeth, a daughter of the family of Bed- 
ingfield of Oxburgh, and had one fon and three daughters* 
He fettled firft at the Court of Philip-William, Elector- 
Palatine, who fent him envoy extraordinary to K. James 
II. of England. -He accompanied to Vienna that Elec- 
tor's daughter Efeanora-Magdalena, who was married tor 
the Emperor Leopold, and being in favour with the Em- 
prefs, was created a Count of the Empire, with a grant of 
the county of Newburg near PafTaw, and other eftates in 
Moravia and Hungary. One of his daughters was maid 
of honour to the Emprefs Emilia, confort of the Emperor 
Jofeph ; and his fon Count Julius, was one of the cham- 
berlains to the Emperor, married Maria-Erneftina, born 
Countefs of Staremberg, of the family of the famous 
Count Staremberg, who died in 1724, and had iilue three 
fons and feveral daughters. 

/ x ) Daughter Lady Anne, was married to Hugh, Lord 


(2) Lady Margaret, to Sir William Cunynghame of Ca- 

(3) Ladv Lucy, contracted by her father, when very young, 
to the Marquefs of Antrim, who not abiding by the con- 
tract, ihe never married, and by letters from Whitehall 
28 October 1627, the Earl of Antrim was ordered to pay 
3000I. to James Earl of Abercorn, for his fan's not mar- 
rying his laid daughter Lucy, according to contract * 

James, James, the fecond Earl of Abercorn, in regard of hi 
2 father's fervices ; of his noble blood and lineage, being de- 
fcended of one of the mod ancient houfes in the realm of 
Scotland (as the King expreileth himfelf) and becaufe his 
Majefty was defirous to encourage him and his pofterity to 
make their reddence in the kingdom of Ireland, for the 
good of his fervice there, not doubting but that he would 
tread in the fleps of his anceflors, and apply himfelf with 
his bed endeavours to deferve that favour, when his Ma- 
jefty mould have occafion to employ him in his affairs, was 
advanced to the Peerage of Ireland, by the title of Lord 
Hamilton, Baron of Strabane, with limitation of the ho- 
nour to the heirs male of the body of his father the Earl of 
Abercorn for ever, by privy feal, dated at Weftminfter iS 
October 1616, and by patent * at Dublin 8 May 1617, 


* The preamble. Cum Jacobus Hamilton, filius pr?enobilis et 
chariflimi Confanguinei noitri Jacobi Coaai..;.. tie Abercorn pri- 


1 PvOt. Anno 3 Car. I. 3'. p. d. R.$3. 


which honour, upon his petition to K. Charles I. was con- 
ferred *on his next brother Claud, with precedency of the 
former creation, by patent f, bearing date 14 Auguil 1634. 
Vol. V. I He 

mogenitus, de antiquiflima et nobilifTima Familia Comitura de Ar- 
ran et Marchionum de Hamilton in dido Regno Scotia?, et Ducum 
Catielli-Eraldi in Regno Gallic oriundus, tam praeclari Ingenii ac 
Indolis exiilat, ut clariirimos AnteceiTores fuos eximiis "Virtutibils 
fe apquaturum promittat. Cumque etiam prsefatus Confanguineus 
nofter Comes de Abercorne, Pater di&ijacobi, optimede nobis etuni* 
verfaRepublicadicYiRegniHibernige.meritusfit, pro eo, viz. quod opti- 
mam Coloniam de Viris fortibus et fmceram Religionem profitentibus 
confiftentem, in Baroniam de Strabane, in comitatu de Tyrone, in 
provincia Lltonia deduxerit, ac ibidem diverfa Caitella, bene mu- 
nita pro defenfione did?e Provincise sedificaverit, ac plurima alia 
fervitia nobis et Coronae noitrse pracliiterit j pro quibus ciiclum Comi- 
tem ejufque pofteros pluribus honorum titulis dignos cenfemus* 
Sciatis igitur, &c. 

* At his Lordfhip's humble fuit, the King was pleafed, in confi- 
deration of his long and faithful fervice, by privy feal 1 , dated ac 
Weftminfter 7 May 1633, to authorize the L. D. Went worth, to ilTue 
a commiffion under the great feal of Ireland, di reded to Sir Wil- 
liam Jones and Sir Robert Barkeley, two of the Justices of the King's 
Bench in England, empowering them or either of them to take the 
acknowledgement of a fine, according to the ftatute of 4 Henry \ll. 
from his Lordmipoftheiaidftate, degree, dignity, %le, title, name, and 
honour of Lord Hamilton, Baron of Strabane, to his Majefty ; and 
Upon return of the faid commiffion, recording of the fine in Ireland, 
as in fuch cafes was ufual, cancelling the patent, and making a 
Vacat upon the inrollment thereof, to grant unto the faid Claud the 
faid honour of Lord Hamilton, Baron of Strabane, and for want or 
his iffue male, remainder to the heirs male of the-body of his father, 
with precedency of the former patent. On 1 1 November following 
James, Earl of Abercorn furrendered his patent of Strabane, which 
was ordered to be cancelled 3 February, a Vacat entered upon the 
inrollment 14 Auguil 1634, and a new patent of that date inroiled. 
On 2 of which month of Auguft the L. D. upon his throne of itate, 
mentioned to the Houfe of Peers the cafe of this furrender and 
transfer of the honour, with the claufe of precedency, which, he 
faid, the King referred to him, but that thinking it might give of- 
fence to the nobility, he had advifed his Majefty, that thai claufe 
which concerned precedency might be forborn , for which the King- 
gave him thanks, and ordered it according to his opinion. " Yet 
*' (added his Lordfhip) within thefe fix days a warrant was brought 
** unto me for pa fling of the fame otherwiie, which I have certified, 
*' And with the favour of your Lordfni pa, I give my opinion, that 
*' if any man find himfelf aggrieved, he may complain to me, who 
*' have a commiffion to right him, or elfe tranfmit his complaint to 
" the King j but it becomes not the houfe, when the L. D. has 
" paifed judgment, to intermeddle ; and lo long as 1 have the ho- 
' nour to fit here and represent my mafter, will not fuffer any mnova- 
" tion in prejudice of the intereil of the crown." (Lords jour. I. iz. f 

\- The preamble recites the creation of James, Eari of Abercorr , 
to the honour of Strabane by K. James I -, his furrender thereof to 

K. Charles 

" Rot, A . 9 Car. I. 1. p. d. and enrolled 16 Ju.y 1633, R. 8, 


He married Catharine, daughter and heir to Gervais 
Clifton, Lord Clifton of Leighton-Bromfwold, widow o 
Efme Stewart, Duke of Richmond and Lenox, by whom 
he had three Tons, viz. 
(0 James, Lord Paifiey, who died before him, and by the 

daughter or" William Lentha!, Eiq. Speaker of the Houfc 
of Commons in the Long Parliament, left an only daugh- 
ter Catharine, firft nrarned to her coufin William Lentha!, 
Efq. (who died at Burford 6 September 1686% leaving two 
fons, John and James), and iecondly; to Charles, Earl of 
Abeieorn, as hereafter. 

(2) William, Colonel of a regiment, and killed in the wara 
of Germany, without iilue. 

(3) George, who fucceeding to the title, was the third Earl 
George, j: Abeicorn ; but dying unmarried at Padua in his journey 

t? 3 1 to Rome, the male line failed in the eldeft branch ; fo 

that we return to 
Claud, Claud, the fecond fon of James the firft Earl ; who be- 
2 ing dignified with the title of Strabane by his brother'* 
g. L '? r gift, as already obferved, was prefent as fuch, by proxy, 
in the parliament of this kingdom 21 March 1634 ', and 
dying 14 June 1638, was buried in the church of Leak- 
Patrick in the county of Tyrone. In 1630 he married the 
Lady Jean Gordon*, youngefl daughter of George, the 
firft Marquefs of Huritly, and had ifTue two fons and two 
daughters ; James ; George ; Catharine (firft married to 
James, eldeft fon of Sir Frederick Hamilton, youngeft fon 
of Claud the firft Lord Paifley, fecondiy to Owen Wynne 
of Lurganboy in the county of Leitrim, and thirdly to John 


K. Charles I. with intention to confer it upon his brother, and the 
King's compliance therewith, on account of the undoubted testimo- 
nies, by which the faid Claud had approved himfelf to be worthy of 
that mark of his Majeity's favour and munificence. (Rot. 10. Car. 
I. 2 a . p. f. R. 30, 31,) 

* She expended above 1000I. in building the caftle, court-yard 
and garden-walls, about the caitle of Strabane, which in the begin- 
ning of the rebellion of 1641 were all demolifhed , all the furniture 
burnt and deftroyed -, and in December that year (he was taken pri- 
foner by Sir Phelim O Neile (who then was paying his addrefles to 
her) and by him carried from Strabane, which he burned, to his 
own houfe of Kinard ; where he kept her two or three days, and 
then fenther to Sir George Hamilton, telling her, with great often- 
tation, That he 'would never leave off the work he had begun, until 
Mafs Jhould be Jung or /aid in every church in Ireland, and that a 
Prote/iant Jhouldnot live in Ireland, be he of what nation he would. 
Sfie afterwards became his wife, and was reduced to fo indigent and 
deplorable a condition, as, in 1656, to accept of the fum of j\. from 
the ftate towards her relief. (Lodge, Bill in Chancery, and depoli- 
tion of Captain Johu Perkins of Dungannon, taken d Match 164.5.) 

1 Lords Jour, I. 63. 


Bingham of Cafllebar in the county of Mayo, Efqrs.) ; 
and Mariana, to Richard Perkins of Liffoia in the county 
of Donegal!, Elq. 

James, the eldeft fon and third Baron of Strabane, was James, 
feizedin fee of the manor and fmall proportion of Sera- 3 
bane, the middle proportion of Shean, and many other Lord. 
lands in the county of Tyrone, which (as appears by in- 
quiiition ') he forfeited by entering kito rebellion againft 
the Commonwealth of England, at Charlemount in the 
county of Armagh 20 July 1650 ; where he joined with 
Sir Phelim ONeile, one of the chief heads of the rebels, 
who then held out that fort againft Sir Charles Coote, com- 
mander in chief of the parliament forces in Ulfter, who 
befieged it 25 of that month ; about two or three days be- 
fore which, his Lordfhip fled with his arms to an adjoin- 
ing iiland, then under the command of a garnfon of Sir 
Phelim's, in which lay two companies, whom he afuiled 
bv fending three horfes into the fort ; which being taken 
6 Auguft, he fled to the woods and bogs of Mounterling 
in the county of Tyrone, where that day he was taken 
prifoner by a party of the Commonwealth's army. On 
the 13 he took a protection from Sir Charles Coote ; which 
he forfeited 31 December enfuing, by joining again with 
Sir Phelim O Neile in the Iiland of Drumurragh > and 1 
July 1649 he accepted a cornmiffion, to raife and arm a 
troop of horfe in behalf of the Irifti, with whom he after- 
wards a<5ted in concert ; frequently joined counfels with 
them, and died a Roman Catholick recufant 16 June 1655 
at Ballyfatty near Strabane ; leaving no iffue he was fuc- 
ceeded by his brother 

George the fourth Lord Strabane, who married Eliza- George, 
beth, daughter of Chriftopher Fagan of Feltrim in the 4 
county of Dublin, Efq. *, and by his nuncupative will, * 

1 2 made 

* In the court of claims for executing the ac~t of fettlement, the 
faid Chriftopher Fagan claimed his eltate, and by the decree of that 
court 20 March 1663 was adjudged an innocent papift, and had his 
eitate reftored to him and his heirs male: And leaving two fons, 
Richard and Peter, and the {"aid Elizabeth, Lady Strabane, ihe, on 
the death of her brothers without iiiue, could not become heir to 
her father under that decree, which veiled the reverfion in the crown. 
Whereupon, K. Charles II. by privy feal, dated 29 March 1684, 
granted the reverfion to her fon Claud, Lord Abercorn, his heirs- 


1 Taken at Strabane 9 Auguft 165S, by virtue of a commiiTicu 
dated 7 July preceding, to enquire what eftate, right and title 
O. Cromwell then had, or ought to have, by any act of parlia- 
ment, or acl of him and his council,,, to any hereditaments .vkhia. 
the county of TyronSi 


made at his houfe of Kinure in the fame county 9 Aprij 
1668*, defired to be buried in the chapel of Kinure, but 
\*as interred in the remains of St. Mechlin's church in a 
field near Ruih, under a large tomb on the North fide, 
adorned with his coat-armour and this infcription : 

Here under lieth the affabeil, 
Ob!in;inge, examplar, wife, humble, 
Noble, pious, devot, moft charitable. 
Moil: virtuous and religious the 
Right Honourable George, Lord 
Hamilton, Baron of Strabane, 
Who died the 14th of April 
Anno Domini 1668. 
This monument was erected by 
Elizabeth Strabane, alias Fagan, 
Rebel: of the faid Lord Strabane. 

His iilue were two fons and two daughters ; Claud antf 

Charles, fucceflive Earls of Abercorn ; Anne, married to 

John, fon of George Browne of the Neale in the county of 

Mayo, Efq. and died 14 Augufl 1680 ; and Mary, born 

atter her father's death, was married to Gerald Dillon, 

Efq. Recorder of Dublin, appointed in 1685 one of the 

council at law to K. James II. and 15 February 1686 his 

prime-ferjeant, by whom {he had feveral children. 

Claud, Claud, the fifth Lord Strabane, fucceeding alfo to the 

4 title of Abercorn, was the fourth Earl, and 9 January 

* arl 01 10 > nac i ari abatement of the quit-rents impofed on his 
.Auercorn % 

" eftate by the a&s of fettlement ; beins; an attendant on K. 

James II. from France was fworn of his privy council on 
his arrival in Dublin, and made Colonel of a rogiment in 
his army, but was attainted 1 March 1688 '. He at- 
tended the King into the North, in order to reduce Lon- 

and affignes for toco years, to commence from, the determination of 
the faid eftate tail, with a condition to be inferted in the patent, for 
granting to him the fee of the premiifes. 

* By which w r ill he defired that all his debts mould be paid, and that: 
Elizabeth his wife fhould enjoy one-third of his eftate then in his hands 
for life, or a third of his rents as they were paid, at her choice, as alfo 
a third of the eftate his mother then enjoyed after his death, and to 
have the management of the other two-third parts for the ufe and 
maintenance of his children ; but that fhe fhould have no power to 
difpofeof any of them, or of any part of his eftate, fave what mould 
belong to herielf, without the con lent and approbation of Sir George 
Hamilton, Chriftopher Fagan, Efq., and John Murphy, Gent. 
whom he appointed his fpecial friends in truft in this matter, and 
be appointed his wife executrix. (Proved 26 May i663 in the Court 
of Prerogative.) 

1 Inq taken at Strabane 6 Auguft- i6^z:-r 


donderry, and, when near the city, was fent with a par- 
ty from the army, to perfuade the citizens to furrender the 
place, which they utterly refufed ; and making a Tally 
idme time after, his Lordihip's horte was killed under him, 
and he very narrowly eicaped, leaving his cloak and fur- 
niture behind him. After the defeat at the Boyne he em- 
barked for France in which voyage he was killed (1^90) ; 
II May 1691 he was outlawed and forfeited his eftate and 
title of Strabane : But the Earldom of Abercorn devolved on 
his brother 

Charles, the fifth Earl, who obtaining a reverfal Charles, 
of his brother's attainder, fucceeded alfo to the title oi 5 
Strabane and the eflate, to both which he was re- ia * ' 
(tored by their Majefties letters, dated at Whitehall 24 
May 1692, and by patent at Dublin 1 July 1693 ' 
On 31 Augufl 1695 he took his feat in the Houie of 
Peers 2 ; and 2 December 1697 figned the declaration and 
aflbciation in defence of the perion and government of K. 
William, and the fuccemon oi the crown according to aft 
of parliament. He married (as already obferved) Catha- 
rine, only daughter of James, Lord Paifley, eldeft ion of 
James, the fecond Earl of Abercorn, relic~t of William 
Lenthal, Efq. and died at Strabane in June 1701 3 , hav- 
ing iflue by her (who deceafed 24 May 1713, and was 
buried in the Duke of Richmond's vault, Weitminfler- 
abbey) an only child Elizabeth, who died young, and was 
buried in the chancel of St. Michan's church 22 February 
1699 ; fo that the iflue male failed alio in the fecond 
branch of James, the firft Earl of Abercorn, and Sir Wil- 
liam Hamilton, the third fon, dying like wife without iiuie, 
we return to 

Sir George Hamilton, the fourth fon, who was feated Sir 
at Donalong in the county of Tyrone, and at Nenagh in J^ co !"p5 
Tipperary. On 16 Oftober 1627 he fucceeded Sir Roger Hamilton. 
Hope (who died 7 September) in the command of his com- 
pany in the army ; and in 1641 being in Scotland with 
the King, had a pafs to return to Ireland ; but the Houfe 
of Commons having voted, that no Iriihman mould pafs 
out of England into Ireland, without a licence from the 
committee for Irifh affairs, the privy council, or the L. L. 
he was (topped, brought by order of the Houfe to London, 
and confined until 6 of April following, when he was ad- 
mitted to bail.- During the rebellion he performed good 

I 3 fervice 

* Rot. 5 Gul. III. 2*. p. d. * Lords jour, I. 486. 

3 Lt Neve's Mon. Ang. 


fervice in Ireland for K. Charles I. as he did in 1649 for? 
Charles II. being then a captain of horfe, colonel of foot, 
and governor of the cattle of Nenagh J ; but in 1651 he 
retired with his family to France, and there continued till 
the reftoration of the King ; who being fenfible of his good 
and acceptable fervices, and willing to {hew him all rea- 
sonable favour for the fame, created him a Baronet ; and 
in 167 1 appointed him joint patentee with James Roche, 
Efq. for granting licences to pedlars, petty-chapmen, and 
grey-merchants*; and being to recruit his regiment of 
foot in the fervice of the French King, his Majefty fent 
his directions to the L. L. 12 January 1673, to give li- 
cence unto him and his officers, to raife 600 foot oldiers 
of his Iriin fubje&s by beat of drum. He married Mary, 
third daughter of Thomas, Vifcount Thurles, elded fori 
of Walter eleventh Earl of Ormond, and fifter to James, 
the firft Duke of Ormond, and by her -f, who died in Au- 

guft 1680, had iix fons and three daughters. T 

I ames, 

* On 7 February 163 1 he had a licence to hold aThurfday marv 
tet, and a yearly fair on 25 April at Clogher, and a fair 21 Oclober 
at Ballymagary, both in the county of Tyrone. On 23 July 1639 
he had a grant upon the coramiffion of grace, of the manor of Stra- 
bane , and 25 June that year another patent of the great proportion 
of Donalong ; and in the at of fettlement it was provided, that 
nothing therein contained mould forfeit or veil in the King any ho- 
nours, manors, or eftate real whatfoever, belonging to him on 23 
October 1641 : Alfo, in the a6fc of explanation, his Ma jelly having 
taken into his confideration the many faithful and acceptable fer- 
vices, performed to his father and himfelf in the wars of Ireland, 
hy Sir George Hamilton, in feveral qualities and capacities, for 
which there were arrears to great value accrued to him, before and 
after 5 June 1649, which by agreement were reduced to 5000I. it 
"was enacted, that the fame fhould be fatisfied out of the fecurity fet 
apart by the a&s for fatisfacYion of the arrears of comm'rfiioned of- 
ficers, for fervice before or after 5 June 1649 aj1c ^ ^ e na< ^ a g ran t 
under the faid acls, 16 May 1668, of the lands of Ballymacfhanroe 
an the Barony of Ballymore and county of Cork, with two other 
grants of divers lands. Further, (in recompence of his manv ac- 
ceptable fervices, performed to the King whillt in foreign countries) 
his Majefty, 20 December 1662, granted him by privy leal 23 April, 
and by patent for life, all the penalties and forfeitures which fnould 
or might accrue to the crown by reafon of ploughing, drawing, 
harrowing and working with horfes by the. tail, contrary to aft of 
parliament made in Ireland 10 and 11 Car. 1. or any other former 

^ Their marriage articles bear date 2 June 1629 ; and after the 
redu6tion of Ireland by the parliament, ihe obtained an order 25 


1 Act of explanation, wherein his arrears being reduced to 5000I. 

was provided to be fatisfied out of the fecurity defigned by the aCts 

-for farisfaclion of the arrears of fuch commiiTioiied oilj.cers as ferved 

Che in Ireland, before 15 June 1649. 


James, who died before him. (1) 

Sir George Hamilton, Km. made a Count in France, (2) 
and Marefchal du Camp in that ; who married 
Frances, elder daughter and coheir to Richard Jennings of 
Sanddridge in the county of Hertford, Efq. fifter to Sarah, 
Dutchefs of Marlborough, and died in 1667, having iifue 
by her, who re-married with Richard Talbot, Duke of 
Tyrconnei, and died 111 Dublin 7 March 1730, three 
daughters > all then in their infancy, who lived with their 
mother in France, until they came with her into Ireland, 
in the reign of James II. which daughters were, Eliza- 
beth, married to Richard, Vifcount Rofs ; Frances, to 
Henry, Vifcount Dillon ; and Mary, to Nicholas, Vif- 
count Kingiland. 

Anthony who 1 January 1687 was a Lieutenant-Colo- f-\ 
nel, with the pay of 200I. a year upon the eflabliftiment, 
and at the Revolution followed K. James into France, in 
^hich fervice he became a Lieutenant-General, and died 
in that kingdom. He is prefumed the author of fome 
pieces written in French, which bear the name of Count 

Thomas, bred to the fea-fervice, commanded the (hip, (4) 
which took the Duke of Argyle's in the Weft-Indies, and 
died in New-England. 

Richard, made Colonel of a regiment of horfe in K. (5) 
James's army 15 February 1686, and Brigadier-General 
upon the eftablilhment, with the pay of 497b IPs. a year ; 
in which (ration he acted for that King in the North, and 
fled with him into France upon K. William's victories, 
where he became a L. General, and died. 

John, a Colonel alfo in K. James's fervice, loft his life (6) 
at the battle of Aghrim. 

Daughter Elizabeth, married to Philibert, Count of (1) 
Grammont, younger brother to Anthony, created in 1663 
Duke of Grammont, Peer and Marefchal of France, 
Knight of trje King's orders, Sovereign of Bidache, Count 
de Guiche and Louvignier, Baron of Hagetman and 
Camma, &c. by whom fhe had two daughters, Claude- 
Charlotte, married 3 April 1694 to Flenry, Earl of Staf- 
ford, by whom (Vie had no iflue ; and the younger was, 
Superiour, or Abbefs of the ChandnefTes in Lorain. 

Lucia, married to Sir Donogh O Brien of Lemineagh, (2) 


May 1653 to enjoy the rrudd*e proportion of ' Cl-CKjhonall and other 
hinds, fettie4 " her for a jointure. 


(3) Margaret, in January 1688 to Matthew Ford of Coof- 

greny in the county of Wexford, Eiq. and had feveral 

James, the eldefl fon, being a great favourite of K. 
Charles II. that Prince made him a groom of his bedcham- 
ber; Colonel of a regiment in his army*; and in 1661 
concluded a marriage between him and Elizabeth, eldefl 
daughter of John, created Lord Culpeper of Thorfway 21 
October 1644, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Matter 
of the Rolls, who died in July 1660, by his wife Judith, 
daughter of Sir Thomas Culpeper of Hollingbourne in 
Kent, Knt. but commanding a regiment of foot on board 
the navy with the Duke of York, in one of his fea-expe- 
ditions againft the Dutch, had one of his legs taken off 
by a cannon ball, of which wound he died 6 June 1673, 
and was buried in Weftminfter- Abbey under a monument, 
erected to his memory by his uncle James, Duke of Or- 
mond. -By his Lady, who was maid of honour to Mary, 
Princefs of Oran?e 5 mother of K. William, and died in 
1709, he had fix fons, of whom three only furvived their 
infancy , viz. James, who became Earl of Abercorn ; 
George, a Colonel in the foot-guards, who loft his life in 
the battle of Steinkirk in 1692, commanding a regiment of 
foot; and William Hamilton, Efq. one of the five Kentifh 
petitioners to the Houfe of Commons, who 8 May 1701 
defired, the parliament would turn their loyal addreffes in- 
to bills of fupply, that his Majefty might be enabled pow- 
erfully to afTilt his Allies againli the growing power of 
France, which then caufed a general confirmation by the 
death of the King of Spain, and the alteration made 111 
the affairs of Europe by the fettlement of his dominions. 
The houfe voted the petition fcandalous, infolent and fe- 
ditious, tending to deftroy the conflitution of parliament* 
and to fubvert the eftablifned government ; and ordered the 
five petitioners to be taken into the cuflody of the ferjeant 
at arms ; where they continued till 13 of May, when that 

1 officer 

* By the acl of explanation he had a grant of the eftate of Sir 
Nicholas Plunket of Balrath in the county of Meath , and in confi- 
deration of his marriage, the King gave him Hyde-Park (for his 
wn and his children's lives) but refumable at any time by the 
crown, on giving an equivalent for it. Accordingly, K. Charles 
gave him afterwards, in lieu of it, 900I. a year out of the firft fruits 
nd tenths of the diocefes of St. David's, Hereford, Oxford, and 

* Decree in Chancery* 


officer (contrary to the Habeas Corpus zB) by order of the 
jhoufe, and a warrant from the fpeaker, delivered them 
prifoners at the Gate-Houfe, where they remained to the 
end of the fefTion.< He refided at Chilfton, or Bocton- 
Place, near Lenham in Kent (an eftate his mother pur- 
chafed and fettled en his family) of which county he was a 
Deputy-Lieutenant, Juflice of the peace, and Colonel of 
the regiment of militia for the Lath of Scray, a divifion 
thereof; and was always very ftrenuous for the Proteftant 
fucceffion in the illuitrious houfe now on the Throne. 

He married Margaret, fecond daughter of Sir Thomas 
Culpeper of Hollingbourne, Knt. fitter to Frances, wife of 
John, the laft Lord Culpeper, and had ifTue four fons and 
cne daughter, viz. John, (Sheriff of the county of Kent 
iu 17 19, who much improved his feat of Chilfton ; mar- 
ried Mary, daughter of John Wright, Efq. M. D, and 
had many fons and daughters, of whom the elded ion 
William, was page of honour to the Prince and Princefs 
of Wales) ; George, (married the daughter of Monfieur 
VaiTerot, merchant of Amfterdam, who got vail: riches in 
the Miifiiippi and South-Sea fchemes, after which he re- 
tired into SwifTerland, his native country, where he pur- 
chafed a great eftate. By this Lady he had feveral 
fons and daughters, and for the fake of being near her re- 
lations, for fome years refided at Geneva) ; Thomas, who 
had a command in the army, and died at his quarters in 
Ireland ', William died when very young ; and the daugh- 
ter Elizabeth, was married to Edwin Steed of Steedhill in 
Kent, Efq. who left her a widow without iiTue. 

Sir James, the eldefl fon of James of the bedchamber, Sir 
and grandfon of Sir George Hamilton, Bart, fucceeded his J ames 
father in the poil of groom of the bedchamber to K- Charles Yifcount. 
II. at the early age of 17 years, and was of the privy 
council to his brother and fucceftbr K. James, in whofe ar- 
my he commanded a regiment of horfe - ; but no fooner did 
he perceive that King's intentions to introduce Popery, 
than he quitted his fervice ; became an officer under K. 
William at rhe revolution, and carried arms and ammuni- 
tion to the relief of Londonderry, when befieged by K. 
James's army, in which his uncle Richard Hamilton was a 
L.-General, and did all he could to diftrefs the befieged ; 
but by the means of this fupply, the city was enabled to 
hold out, till Major-General Kirke fent in further relief 
from England, which occafioned the fiege to be raifed.- 
After his grandfather's death, he declined to ufe the title of 



Baroner, being ufuaily called Captaitl Hamilton, but in 
the year 1700 was obliged to bear a fupericur title by the 
Earldo . of nbercorn devolving on him. as next heir to 
Earl C] i-s, the laft male of the branch of Claud, the 
firil Lora Strabane, who was fecond fon of James, the firft 
Earl of Abercorn. He was the fixth that enjoyed this ho- 
nour, to preferve which he went to Scotland in 1706, and 
fat in that parliament, which concluded the union between 
the two kingdoms, now called Great-Britain. 

K. William, in recompeiice of his fervices, called him 
into his privy council, and by privy feal, dated at Hamp- 
ton-Court 9 November, and by patent * at Dublin 2 
December 1701, created him Baron of Mountcaftle and 
Vifcount of Strabane, with the annual fee of 13I. 6s. 8d. 
by which titles he fat firft in the parliament of Ireland 21 
September 1703 J , the fir ft fummoned to meet by Q^ 
Anne, of whofe privy council he was a member, as he was 
to their Majefties George I. and II. On 14 February 
1 703, his Lordfhip was of the committee appointed to pre- 
pare an addrefs to (^ Anne, on occafion of the evil prac- 
tices lately carried on in Scotland by emiflaries in France; 
and 3 March, to thank her Majefty for her great kindnefs 
to Ireland ; alfo to February 1704-5 to congratulate her 
fuccefs by her victorious arms $ and 6 May 1709, to draw- 
up an addrefs of condolence, on the death of her late Roy- 
al Confort Prince George of Denmark ; and of congratu- 
lation for her great fuccefTes abroad in conjunction with her 
allies. On 14 November 17 15 he was one of the commit- 
tee to prepare an addrefs of congratulation to K. George I. 
on his mod happy acceflion ; and 6" February enfuing pre- 
fented to the houfe, heads of a bill, for the further fecu- 
rity of his Majefty's perfon and government, and for ex* 
tinguiming the hopes of the pretended Prince of Wales, 
and his open and fecret abbettors 2. 

In 1686 his Lordfhip married Elizabeth, 'daughter and 
heir to Sir Robert Reading of Dublin, Bart, fo created 27 


* The preamble. Regia noftra mente reco*entes plurima ilia et 
gratifTima fervitia pnedile&ti fubditi noiiri Jacob>, Comitis de Aber-^ 
corn in Regno noltro Scoti?e, antehac pra-ftita; et volentes infupet 
quod ille et poiteri ejus regii favoris hoftri infigne aliquod gerant, 
eum et pofteros ejus titulo et gradu Baronis et Vicecomitis diili Reg- 
pi noftri Hibemiae, tanquam perpetuura nortri roeritorum ejus nrfi>- 
matipnis nionu men turn, ornare decrevimus. Sciatis igitur, tkc. 
(Rot. Anno 13 Gul. III. 1*. p. d.) 

* Lords J cur. II. 2. 2 Idem. 460, 


Auguft 1675 (by his wife Jane, relict cf Charles, the firft 
Earl of Mount rath) and dying in London 28 November 
J734, had iifue by her who died in Sackville-ftrcet, Lon- 
don 19 March 1754, ninefons and five daughters, viz. 

Robert, baptized 12 July 1687, died loon after his birth. (0 
James, his fucceifor. (, 2 ) 

Robert, who died very young. (3) 

John, educated in Trinity-college Dublin, who died in (4) 
X714, ret. 20, unmarried. 

George, died in his infancy. (5) 

George, was a Cornet of horfe, and in October 1742 (6) 
made deputy cofferer of the Prince of Wales's houlhold. 
Ke was member of parliament for St. Johnftown in Ire- 
land, as he was in 1734 and 1747, for Wells in England, 
and enjoyed a good ell-ate, as heir to his brother John. In 
October 17 19 he married Bridget, daughter and heir to 
Colonel William Coward of Wells in the county of Somer- 
fet, fometime a Virginia merchant, with whom he receiv- 
ed a large fortune, and had iifue fix ions and fix daugh- 

Francis, born at Touloufe in Languedoc, took Holy (7^ 
Orders, and 30 January 1737 was prefented to the recto- 
ries and Vicarages of Dunleer, Capccke, Dilert, Moy- 
lare, Monafterboys and Drumcarre in the diocefs of Ar- 
magh ; in the room cf Rev. John Singleton, who died 
fuddenly in Dublin 2 March 1736-7. On 20 October 
j 733 he married Dorothy, fecond daughter and coheir to 
James Forth cf Redwood in the King's County, Efq. fe- 
cretary to the commiflioners of his Majeily's revenue, and 
by her who died fuddenly 3 June 1731, left iifue. He 
died 20 May 1746. 

William, baptized 29 October 1703, went a volun- (8) 
teer to fea, and was unfortunately calf away in the Royal 
Anne Galley, 10 November 1721, with Lord Belhaven, 
then going to his Government of Barbadoes. 

Charles, baptized 13 November 2 1704, was appointed (9) 
22 April 1738 comptroller of the green-cloth to the Prince 
of Wales ; reprefented the borough of Strabane in parlia- 
ment, as he did in 1741 and 1743 that of Truro in Great 
Britain, when (26 May 1742) he was chofen firft of the 
feven commiflioners for examining and fixating the public 
accom'pts ; and in December 1743 appointed receiver-ge- 
neral of his Majefty's revenues in the Ifland of Minorca. 
He married and left iifue, of which his eldeft daughter 


j St. Peter's regiftry. 2 Idem. 


jane, was married 17 May 1750 to Mr. Moore author of 
tables for the female fex ; and his youngeft daughter 23 
June fame year became the wife of Kanton Cowfe, Efq* 
of the board of works '. 

(1) daughter, Lady Elizabeth, firft. married 2 January 
17 1 1 * to William Brownlow of Lurgan, hfq. member of 
parliament for the county of Armagh, and by him, who 
died 27 Auguft 1739, had iffue, William, heir to his fa- 
ther; Jane, baptized 30 June 1716 died before her father ; 
Elizabeth, who married John, Lord Knapton, father of 
Thomas, Vifcount De Vefci ; Anne, baptized 25 March 
1719, died at Lurgan 23 September 1736; Mary, bap- 
tized 18 December 17 19, married 28 May 1743, to John, 
fon and heir to Southwell Pigott of Cappardinthe Queen's 
County, Efq.; andlfabella, who married firft George Mat- 
thew of Thurles and Thomaflown in Tipperary, Efq. and 
fecondly in September 1 761, Ford, Efq. a Ma- 
jor in the army. William Brownlow, Efq. the only fort 
was baptized 25 April, 1726, elected to parliament in No- 
vember 1753 for Armagh, which county he continues to 
reprefent, and hath been fworn a Lord of the privy council 
in Ireland. 26 May 1754 he married firfl the eldeft daugh- 
ter of Rev. Charles Meredyth of Newtown, county of 
Meath, Dean of Ardfert, by whom he had iffue, and fhc 
dying at Lyons in France in October 1763, he married 
fecondly 23 November 17 65 the third daughter of Roger 
Hall of Mount-Hall in the county of Down, Efq.- Lady 
Elizabeth, married fecondly in France* Martin, Count de 
Kearnie 3 . 

(2) Lady Jane died in her infancy. 

(3) Lady Mary, married to Henry Colleyof Cattle -Carbery 
in the county of Kildare, Efq. member of parliament fos 
Strabane, eljder brother to Richard, the firft Lord Mor- 

(4) Lady Philippa, firft married to Benjamin Pratt, D. D, 
Chaplain to the Houfe of Commons, Provoft of the Uni- 
verfity of Dublin, Dean of Cork, and afterwards of 
Down, but by him, who died 6 December 1721, and was 
buried at St. Mary's, Dublin, having no iffue, fhe remar- 
ried with Michael Connell of London, Efq. and died at 
Paris 27 January 1767 leaving by him 4 one fon. 

t?) Lady Jane, 26 September 17 19 became the feconcj 

wife of Lord Archibald Hamilton, brother to James, Duke 
gf Hamilton, who was killed in a duel by the Lord Ma- 
il un, 
Collecl. 2 St. Peter's Regiftry. 

Idem. Called, aiul Regiftry ', * Lodge, 


fcun, 5 November 1712 and by him who died 5 April 1754 
set. 80, in Pali-Mall London , had four fons and two 
daughters, the elder of whom Elizabeth was married 16 
May 1742 to Francis, Earl Brooke; and the younger 24 
July 1753 to Charles, Lord Cathcart, fhe died 13 Novem- 
ber 1770. Lady Jane was firft Lady of the bedchamber, 
miftrefs of the robes, and privy purfe to her Royal High- 
,nefs Augufta, Princefs of Wales. 

Sir James, the fecond Vifcount Strabane and feventh Sir 
Earl of Abercorn, was fworn of the privy council in En^- James, 
land 20 July 1738, and coming into Ireland the year - rf 3 
following, was fworn of the privy council here 26 Septem- VliC0Un ^' 
ber, having been fo appointed in July 1737. He took his 
feat in the Houfe of Peers 9 Oclober 1739 2 , was Fellow 
of the Royal Society ; died 13 January 1743-4, and was 
interred the 17 an the Duke of Ormond's vault, Weu> 
minfter- Abbey. In 171 1 his Lordfhip married Anne, 
cldeft daughter of John Plummerof Blaxware in the coun- 
ty of Hertford, Efq. and had iflue by her who died 16 
March 1754, two daughters, the elder Lady Anne, married 
16 Auguft 1746 to Sir Henry Mackworth, Bart, another 
daughter born after his deceafe 27 February 1756 ; and fix 
.fons, viz. 

James, his fucceflbr. (1) 

John, who being bred to the fea-fervice, was made Lieu- ( 2 ) 
tenant of the fhipLouifa, and in that ftation, in Decem- 
ber 1736, attended his Majeiiy in his return from Hanover 
to England ; when a violent ftorm arifing, wherein all the 
fleet narrowly efcaped beinq- loft, his fhip was wreck'd ; and 
boats being lent to their relief, he bravely refufed to go in- 
to them before the failors, faying, In that common calamity 
be would claim no precedency ; and was the lafl that quitted 
the fhip. Upon his going afhore he was prefented to the 
King, who graciouily received him ; and his father was 
complimented by the Queen on the gallant behaviour of 
his fon. On 12 February following he was made Lieute- 
nant of the Diamond of 40 guns, and 14 October 1741 
firft Lieutenant of the Ruifel of 70 guns, whence (19 Fe- 
bruary) he was appointed commander of the Kingfale, 
from that fhip preferred ioFebruary 1742 tothe Augufta, a 
o~o gun fhip newly launch'd ; in April 1748 to the Van- 
guard of 60 guns, and 18 December 1755 was unfortu- 
nately drowned, being overfet in his boat as he was going 
from his fhip to Port fm out h. In November 1749 he mar- 
ried the widow of Richard Elliot of Port-Elliot in Corn- 

* ko^gc. 3 Lords Jour. III. 440. 


wall, Efq. by whom he had ifTue John-James who 20 June 
1779 married Catharine, daughter of Sir Jofeph Copley* 
Bart, and has iiTue. 
- (3) William, died young. 

(4) George, educated in Exeter-College, Oxford, entered 
into holy orders, was prefented by his brother in Septem- 
ber 1753 to the rectories of Tagheyon and Donaghadee in 
the diocefs of Raphoe ; and married Elizabeth, daughter 
of Richard Onflow, uncle to the prefent Lord. 

(5) Plummer, died young. 

4 6 ) William, appointed 16 Auguft 1742 Lieutenant of a 

man of war, and in 1755 Captain of the Lancafter ; he 
married and had iffue. 
James, James, the third and prefent Vifcount Strabane, and 
3 eighth Earl of Abercorn, was fummoned by writ to the 
Vifcount. jj ou f e f p eers i n Ireland 23 March 1735-6, by his fa- 
ther's Barony of Mountcaftle, and took his feat the fame 
day 1 : 8 Auguft 1786 he was created a Peer of Great 
Britain by the title of Vifcount Hamilton of Hamilton in 
the county of Leicefter, with remainder to John-James 
Hamilton, fon of the Honourable John Hamilton deceafed* 
next brother to his Lordihip. 

Titles.] Sir James Hamilton, Vifcount Strabane, 
Earl and Baron of Abercorn, Baron of Strabane, Pailley, 
Mountcaftle, and Killpatrick, Vifcount Hamilton, and 

Creations.] Baronet, by K. Charles II. B. ofPaifley 
in the (hire of Renfrew, Anno 1591 ; B. of Abercorn in 
the county of Lanark, Anno 1604, 2 Jac. I. E. of the 
fame place ; B. of Hamilton, Mountcaftle, and Killpa- 
trick, 10 July 1606, 4 Jac. I. B. of Strabane, 8 May 
161 8, 16 Jac I. V. of Strabane and B. Mountcaftle in 
the county of Tyrone, 2 December 1701, 13 Will. III. 
and V. Hamilton of Hamilton in the county of Leicefter, 
8 Auguft 1786, 26 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Ruby, three cinquefoils pierced, ermine. 

Crest.] In a ducal coronet, topaz, an oak-tree frucled 
and penetrated tranfverfely through the main ftem by a 
jfaw, proper, the frame gold. 

Supporters.] Two Antilopes, pearl, their horns, 
4ucai collars, chains and hoofs, topaz. 

Motto.] Sola Nobilitat Virtus. 

Seats.] Paiftey in the (hire of Renfrew ; and Witham 
in the county of Eftex, 32 miles from London. 

* Lord's Jour. III. 552. 


( i2 7 ) 


I HE family of Molefworth, anciently had their reft- 23 
deuce in the counties of Northampton and Bedford, where 
they fiouriihed for many ages, and particularly in the 
reigns of Edward I. and II. in the perfon of Sir Walter 
de Moldefworth, cr Molefworth ; contemporary with 
whom was John de Molefworth, who, 12 Edward I. was 
prefented to the Rectory of North-Luffenham in the coun- 
tv of Rutland, by Edmond, Earl of Cornwall, fon of Rich- 
ard Plantagenet, King of the Romans, youngeft fon of 
K- John. 

The aforefaid Sir Walter de Molefworth, attended K. Sir 
Edward I. in his expedition to the Holy-Land againft. the Wajjsr, 
infidels, (to which his coat-armour alludes) and 2.6 o 
that reign, was constituted Sheriff of the counties of Bed- 
ford and Bucks for the fpace of ten years (an office in 
thofe early times of great trufl and authority). In 1306, 
when the King on a grand Whitfuntide Feiiival, to adorn 
his court with great fplendour, and augment the glory of 
his intended expedition into Scotland, knighted Edward, 
Earl of Caernarvon his eldeft fon ; the young prince, im- 
mediately after that ceremony, at the altar in Weflminfter- 
Abbey, conferred the fame honour on near 300 gentle- 
men, the fons of Earls, Barons, and Knights, of which 
number was Sir Walter de Molefworth : And that prince 
fucceeding to the throne, 7 July 1307, directed a charter 
of fummons * to Sir Walter and his lady, to attend at his 

coronation ; 

& The Charter runs thus. Rex dilesfto et fideli fuo Waltero de Mol- 
lef worth, et Conforti, Salutem. Quia hac inftanti die dominica poft 
felhim fanCti Valentini apud Weftmonafteriumprcponimuscoronari, 
vobis mandamus, quatenus vos et Confors veftra hujufmodi Corona- 
tionis noltrx folemniis, di&is die et loco celebrandis, ad Cometivara 
Hobis et carilTimse Conforti noftras Ifabellas. Regin* An^ii, ob nof- 

* Fuller's Worthies, co, Bedford, 












coronation; appointing him that year, with Gilbert de 
Holme, Sheriff of the aforefaidcouaties, and in 1313 fo!e 
Sheriff of the fame. x He was returned Knight for the 
county of Bedford to the firft parliament of that King, 
which met at Weftminfter 5 of his reign, and (as was then 
the cuftom) had, with Gerard de Braybroke his colleague, 
writs of their expences iffued, for their attendance and fer- 
vice ; and three years after, he reprefented that connty 
again ; but not long furviving, was fucceeded by his 

Hugh, who the fame year, with Henry de Tilly* was 
Knight of the county of Huntington, in the parliament 
held at York, having the like writ for defraying his ex- 
pences j and to him fucceeded his fon and heir Sir Wal- 
ter de Molefworth, whofe fon Richard is mentioned in 
the pipe rolls of Northamptonftiire, 13 Edward III. (1339) 
in relation to a fine of 20I. for a pardon to him Sir Simon 
Drayton, Knt., John, his fon, William, fon of Thomas 
Seymour, and Simon Squire of Drayton, and others, at 
the King's fuit, for an infringement of the peace belong- 
ing to the royal cognizance, on the death of John de 
Sutton Lungeville. He married Eleanor, daughter and 
heir to Sir Thomas Mortimer of the county of Lincoln,, 
(a defcendant of the noble houfe of Mortimer, Barons of 
England in the reigns of Henry III. and Edward I. whofe 
coat-armour Lord Molefworth bears in the fecond quarter) 
and by her was anceflor to Sir Roger Molefworth of the 
county of Huntington, Knt. whofe Ion John, of the fame 
county, became alfo feated at Helpefton in Northampton- 
ihire ; ferved the office of Efcheator for the county of 
Rutland, and died 14 May 1542, 2 leaving John his heir, 
then 26 years of age, who married Margaret, daughter 
and heir to William Weftcot of Hanfacre in Staffordihire, 
Efq. and had five fons, Anthony his heir, anceflor to the 
Vifcount Molefworth ; Robert ; Bevil ; John j and Wing- 

5 John, the fourth fon, fettled at Pencarrow in the 
county of Cornwall, and made a good addition to his for- 
tune by marriage with two wives; by the latter Philippa- 


tri et ipfius Confortis noftne honorem faciendum perfonaliter, mo- 
dis omnibus interims, et hoc, iicut nos deligeris, nullatinus omit- 
tatis. Tefte, cc. 8vo. Februarii. 

* Fuller's Worthies, co. Bedford. 

2 Inij. pott mortem. 3 Baronetage of England, Edit. 1741^ 


daughter of Henry Rolle of Heanton in Devonshire, Efq. 
he had only two daughters ; but by the former Catharine, 
elded: daughter and coheir to John Hender of Botreaux- 
CafUe in Cornwall, Efq. he had two fons and two daugh- 
ters ; Hender ; John, killed in the expedition to the Ifle of 
Rhee, under the Duke of Buckingham ; Jane, married to 
William Rifdonof Vilefton in Devonfhire, Efq.; and Eli- 
zabeth, to John Tredenham of Philly in Cornwall, and 
was mother to Sir Jofeph Tredenham of Tregonan, Knt. 
who married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Edward Seymour 
of Berry-Pomroy, Baronet, and had iffue, Jofeph, who 
died an infant ; John ; and Seymour, who married Marga- 
ret, daughter of Thomas Lewis, Efq. relict of Sir Richard 
Tufton, Knt. and died in 1696, leaving her a widow . 

Hender Molefworth, Efq. the elder fon, born in 1597, 
married Mary, eldeft daughter of John Sparke, of the Friary 
in Plymouth, Efq. and had iffue three fons, John ; Hen- 
der ; and Richard, who died young. Sir Hender of 
Spring-Garden, the fecond fon, was bred a Merchant, 
and fettling in Jamaica, lived at St. Catharine's; was 
prefident of the council of that Ifland in the reign of Charles 
II. and upon the death of Sir Thomas Lynch, chofen 
to a6t as Governor by the constitution of the Ifland, till a 
commiflion mould arrive from England appointing a fuc- 
ceffor ; in which ftation, he continued, until K. James II. 
15 September 1687, conferred the Government on Chrif- 
topher, Duke of Albemarle 2 : Upon whofe death, there, 
in the beginning of 1689 3, he fucceeded by commiflion 
from the King; and favouring the revolution, was created 
a Baronet, 19 July 1 689, (the firft advanced to that dig- 
nity by K. William 4 ) with limitation of the honour to his 
elder brother and his heirs male. He married firft the 
daughter of Mr. Mangey, Goldfmith of London, widow 
of Mr. Thomas Tottle, Merchant, of Jamaica ; and fecond- 
ly, Mary, daughter of Thomas Temple of Frankton in 
Warwickihire, Efq. widow of the aforefaid Sir Thomas 
Lynch, but by neither having iffue, his elder brother ? 

Sir John Molefworth of Pencarrow, Knt. fucceeded to 
the title. He was knighted by K. Charles II. who con- 
flituted him Vice-Admiral of the North parts of Cornwall, 
in which he was continued by their majefties James, Wii- 

Vol. V. K liana* 

1 Chauncy's Herefordfhire. 

2 Gazette in that year. 3 Idem 
4 Heylin's Catalogue of Baronets. 


liam, and Anne ; wa^ member in K. William's laft parlia- 
ment for BofTiney, and in the firfl of Q^ Anne, for Left: - 
withiel. His fir ft wife was Margery, eldelt daughter of 
Thomas Wife of Sydenham in Devonshire, Efq. ion of 
Sir Thomas Wife, Knight of the Bath in the reign of 
James I. and filler to Sir Edward Wife, alfo Knight of 
the Bath, by whom he had three fons, Sir John ; Hender; 
2nd Sp'irke ; and three daughters, Mary, Margery and 
Prudence. Mis fecond lady was Margaret, eldeil daughter 
of Sir Nicholas Slanirig of Moriftow in Devonihire, Knt. 
(a commander of great diftinclion in the civil wars, who 
loft his life at the fiegeof Briftol in thefervice of K. Char- 
les I.) but by her had no iiTue. 

Sir John, the third Baronet, married the daughter of 
John Arfcott of Tetcott in Devonihire, Eiq. and by her, 
Avho died of the fmall-ppx, at Blandford, in Dorfetfhire, 
had three Ions and four daughters ; Sir John, his fucceffbr ; 
Hender, who died at Newington 6 February 1732, unmar- 
ried ; Sparke, educated at Trinity-Hall, Cambridge, being 
a fellow commoner, and died at Naples 9 June 1739 ; Pru- 
dence, Margaret, and Mary, all died unmarried; and 
Prudence, married to Hugh Gregor of EfTex-ftreet, Lon- 
don, Eiq- died of the fmall-pox at Bath 2 May 1742, set. 
23, leaving an only daughter Jane. 

Sir John Molefwoith of Pencarrow, the fourth Baronet 
was chofen to parliament for Newport in April 1734, and 
in the parliaments which met in December 1744, May 
1747, and May 1754 for the county of Cornwall. In 
1728 he married Barbara, fecond daughter of Sir Nicholas 
Morrice of Werrington in Devonihire, Bart, and died '4 
April 1766, having had iflue by her, who died of the 
fmall-pox 17 May 1735, t. 24 and was buried in Eglo- 
fhale Church, Cornwall, two ions ; John, who fucceeded ; 
and William of Wenburv, in Devon, who died at Bath 
9 February 1762. Sir John, the fifth and prcfent Baro- 
net, is Colonel of the Militia and Knight of the (hire for 
Cornwall; 28 September 1755, he married Frances, 
daughter and coheir to James Smyth of St Andries in So- 
merfet, Efq. and by her, who is deceafed, had one fon, Wil- 
liam ; lie married lecoudly, 22 June 1762, Barbara, daugh- 
U rof Sir John St. Aufvyn, of Clowa-ace in Cornwall, Bart, 
and had iiTue John, Hender, and Barbara 1 . 
AMthonr. ^ e now P roceec ' Witn Anthony,, che elded fon of John 
Molefworth and Margaret "V a cot. By his marriage with 
Cicely, daughter and heir to Thomas liurland of Fotherin- 

1 Baronetage XI. $o4 55- 


gav in the county of Northampton, Efq. he became pof- 
fefTed of that inheritance, and made it his principal place 
of refidence ; but I eing a man of great generoiity and 
hofpitality, and profuiely entertaining (^ Elizabeth, at 
that his feat fcveral days, at different times, he fo far in- 
volved himfelf in debt, that (to fhew he was as '-ui\ as he 
v;as generous) he fold the bell part of his eftate, and dif- 
pofed of Helpetlon to an anceftor of Earl Fitz-Wi'liam. < 
He left two fons, William ; and Nathaniel, who accompa- 
nied Sir Walter Raleigh in his voyage to Guinea, and after 
his return, periflied by ihipwreck on his paffagc to Ire- 

William Molefworth, Efq. the elder fon, took mare William, 
with the Duke of Buckingham in his unfortunate expedi- 
tion to the Ifle of Rhee, in aid of the Rochellers, and by 
his fon-in-law, Gervais Holies, Efq. (a worthy and au- 
thentic Antiquary) isftyled, Protrikunus Militum fub Regi- 
min? Peregrini Bertie Militis. He married Mary, daughter 
of Sir Francis Palmes, of Aihwell in the county of Rut- 
land, and left iflue three fons, Guy, Edward, and Robert, 
who all bore arms in the fervice of K. Charles I. and a 
daughter married to the faid Gervais Holies, Efq. Guy, 
the elded fon, going early into foreign parts, ferved under 
Bernard, Duke of Saxe-Weifmar many years, and re- 
turned home, by that Duke's leave, in 1639 ; foon after 
which the civil wars breaking out, he engaged in behalf 
of his Sovereign ; was Captain-Lieutenant of the Gene- 
ral's company (the Earl of Northumberland) and in 1642 
Lieutenant-Colonel to Prince Maurice's Regiment of 
horfe, to the command of which he afterwards fucceeded *. 
Edward, the fecond fon, was Captain-Lieutenant to Sir 
Charles Vavafor in 1640 ; Captain in 1642 of a foot com- 
pany in Ireland j afterwards colonel of foot, and Major- 
Genera!. He married the daughter of Hatbean, 

and by her, who was buried in St. John's church, Dublin 
11 April 1654, had three daughters, Mary, Jane, and 
Frances l . 

K 2 Robert, 

* He is faid by fome, to die without iffue ; but it appears from an 
Infcription on a frnall marble Monument in the church of Svvords, 
that a daughter of Colonel Guy Molefworth of London was the 
firft wife of Henry Scardevile', Dean of Cloyne. Archdeacon of 
RolTe, Prebendary and Vicar of Swords, who died 3 February 1703, 
and was buried under the faid Monument. She died in childbirth, 
and left no iiiue. (Lodge.) 

^ r St. John's Regiftry and Dr, Dudley JLoftus's MSS. in St. Sepul- 
chre's Lib. 



Robert, Robert, the youngeft Ton of William, ferved under his 
brother Guv throughout the civil war, in the (fat ion of a 
Captain ; and after this kingdom of Ireland was delivered up 
by the Marquefs of Ormond to the parliament of England, 
he became an adventurer for carrying on the war, in order- 
to reduce it to their obedience, by making three feveral fub- 
feriptions, two of 6coh each, and one of 300I. for which he 
had allotted 2500 acres of land, Irifh meaiure, in the Baro- 
nies of Moffliere-allin and Lime in the county of Meath '. 
He afterwards became a very eminent merchant or Dub- 
lin, and in high confidence with the government, then 
prending in Ireland; by whom 25 May, 1653, he was 
appointed with others, to take fubferiptions within the city 
and divifion of Dublin, for the relief of the poor thereof % 
and having a difference with Mr. Vanhoohan touching the 
fum of 1 152I. due to him for the victualling and tranfport- 
ing of 512 men into Spain, at the rate of 45s. for each 
man, it was referred by the government 22 June i753 to 
Alderman Daniel Plutchinfon, Alderman Thomas Hcoke, 
Mr. Peter Wybrant, and Mr. Samuel Wcfton, or any 
three of them, who were to call the parties before them, and 
fettle their difference if they could before the 27 of that 
month, and if not, to certify their proceedings and opini- 
ons upon the whole matter to the com mi flioners of the com- 
monwealth 3 ; and 7 December that year, the Surveyors of 
the revenue and (lores were ordered to contracl with him 
for fo much cloth, as ihould be fufficient for a thoufand 
tent*, with the other materials necelfary for making upthe 
lame, after the ulual proportions.- Alfo, the ineonvenien- 
eies attending the pubiick, and the many fufferings and 
loffes. of the merchants, by the want of {'rationed mips to- 
ierve all public occaiions on the coaft, being very great, 
the commiffioners fought to redrefs them, and to that end, 
in 1654. agreed with Mr. Molefworth for the victuallings 
from time to time, fuch fhips at Dublin, as fnould be de- 
fig ned for that fervice, with provifions of all iorts, both for 
quality and price, as the victuallers did the Protector's {tups 
in England ; the commiiiioners having often experienced 
the greateft j*ant of Chips of force here fo arife from their 
frequent retiring to Chefter, Liverpoole, or elfewhere, to 
riciual, where they generally lay for a long time, pretend- 
ing the want of wind to come from thence: To prevent 


* St. John's Regiftry and Dr. Dudley Loftus's MSS. 
3 Book of orders of privy council, N, 1. p. 175-. * Idem.- -244. 


which, they took that courfe for their prefent victual on 
any emergent occanons, and he contracted with them to 
iupply 200 men, aboard the Wren Pink, the Greyhound, 
and other frigates, appointed for guard of the Irifh coart T ; 
but not long after he preferred a petition to the commifli- 
oners of parliament, fetting forth, that in purfuance of his 
faid contract, he had victualled the Wrm Pink for two 
months, the charge whereof amounted to 87I. 10s. and 
made feveral further provifions for the winter quarter ; 
but the money contracted for on the State's part, not be- 
ing paid, he was defirous to relinquish his contract, his 
difburfements being fatisfied, and his provifions being taken 
off his hands and put into the (lores. Upon confederation 
whereof, it was referred 26 January 1654 to the commif- 
fioners general of the revenue and {lores, to enquire what 
victuals he had to fpare, that the fame might be taken off 
his hands for the fpeedy victualling the faid mips, at 
reafonable prices, and therein to proceed for the good of the 
commonwealth's intereft, and to report the particulars of 
the whole charge of victualling thofe fhips with fuch pro- 
vifions as were fo made, that order might be given for 
payment thereof 2 . 

On 15 Augufl 1656 be made his will, and devifed all 
his lands in the baronies of Screene and Lune in the 
county of Meath, to his loving wife Judith, and the 
heirs of their bodies, remainder to her and her heirs for 
ever; and (except a few legacies,) viz. to his filler Holies 
40I. a year for life ; to his brother Edward 20I. to his 
own wife ail her jewels, all his plate, and 2000I. Engliih, 
in fatisfaction of what he was obliged to perform by their 
marriage articles and in lieu of dower 2 ; the reft of his 
eftate, real andperfonal, to his loving father and mcther- 
in-law, John and Margaret By fie, whom he appointed 
executors ; out of which they were to give to the child or 
children, which his wife then went withal, or mould 
thereafter have by him, fuch portion as they ihould think 
fit, and have the tutelage, guardianfhip, education and 
diipofal of it, or them, as if their own *. 

K3 He 

* K. Charles II. by patent, dated 12 May 1668, confirmed the 
faid lands to his wife and child, viz. to her for life-, remainder to 
her Ion and the heirs of his body ; remainder to her and her heirs 
for ever, at the yearly rent of 7'. 15s. jcu. 1-4-th. 

1 Book of Entries in Council Office. 2 Idem. 

3 Preroe. Ofl 


He departed this life 3 September that year, and was 
buried 9 in St- Audoen's church, Dublin '. He married 
10 October 1654 Judith, elder daughter and coheir (that 
furvived of twenty-one children) to John ByiTe, Efq. * 
and by her, who re-married with Sir William Titchburne, 
Knt. and was mother of Henry, Lord Ferrard, had 
Robert, Robert Molefwortb, Efq. his only child, created Lord Vif- 
' count Molefworth, who was born at Dublin in September 
four days after his father's death 2 , where he received Uni- 
verfity education, and by his great merit and fervices to 
the crown, raifed himfelf and family to the honours they 
now enjoy. In 1688, when the Prince of Orange entered 
England, to reftore its violated liberties and laws, he diftin- 
guilhed himfelf by an early and zealous appearance in de- 
fence of the true religion and libe.ty of his country, of 
which he continued a (leady afTerter to his death, at the haz- 
ard of his perfon and fortune ; being attainted by K. James's 
parliament 7 May i6 ( jg, and having his eftate of 2825I. 
a year fequeftered. But when K. William was fettled on 
the throne, he called Mr. Molefworth, for whom he had 
a particular efteem, into his privy council, and in 1692 
fent him envoy extraordinary to the court of Denmark, 
where, in that honourable ftation, he reiided feveral years 
and made thofe ufeful remarks on tyrannical government, 
"with which, after his return, he obliged the publick in 
an account of that country, -f which is generally efteem- 
cd, and hath been tranflated into feveral languages. 


* He defcended from the ancient family of Byffe in the county 
of Somerfet 5 was recorder of Dublin during the ufurpation ; and 
29 March 1660 appointed Chief Baron of the exchequer , having 
9 July 1667 a grant of the fore of Philipftown. His wife was 
Margaret, fifter to Sir Gerard Lcwther, Knt. Baron of the exche- 
quer, and Lord Chief Jultice of the court of common pleas, (which 
Sir Gerard mentions her in his will as wife to John Bylfe, Efq. re- 
corder of Dublin) and dying 28 January 1679, ^ e vvas buried 3 
February in St. Audoen's church. 

j- Behdes his hinory of Denmark, he wrote an addrefs to the 
houfe of commons, for the encouragement of agriculture ; tranflat- 
ed Franco Gallia , a latin treatife, written by the civilian Hottomart, 
giving an account of the free Itate of France aud other parts of 
Eutope, before the encroachments made on, their liberties ; and 


* Ulfter Office, * Idem, 


He ferved his country in the houfe of commons in both 
kingdoms, being chofen for the borough of Swords in 
Ireland, and for thofe of St. Michael, Bodmyn, and Eaft- 
Retford in England ; his conduct in the fenate being firm 
and intrepid in the fupport of liberty, and the conftitution 
of his country, which though fcmetimes difagreeable to 
particular perlbns and parties, when his maxims hap- 
pened to clam with their private intereft, yet it has been 
applauded by all parties, in their turns, as foon as the 
warm fit was over, and the humours of the nation had 
fettled. He was a member of the privy council to Q. 
Anne, until the latter end of her reign, when partv run- 
ning high, he was removed from the board, in January 
1 7 13, upon a complaint againft him from the lower houfe 
of convocation ', prefented 22 December by the prolocutor, 
to the Houfe of Peers, charging him with fpeaking thefe 
words, the day before in the prefence chamber, publicklv, in 
the hearing of a great many perfons ; They that have turn- 
ed the world iLpftde down, are come hither a/Jo : And for af- 
fronting the clergy in convocation, when they prefented 
their addrefs in favour of the Lord Chancellor Phipps. 

Having conftantly afferted and ftrenuoufly maintained 
the ferene houfe of Hanover's right of fucceflion to the 
throne ; and being adorned with all the endowments of 
nature, profitable to the publick, K. George I. on the form- 
ing of his privy-council in Ireland, made him a member 
thereof 9 Odober ?7M* anc * tne next month a commifli- 
oner of trade and plantations ; advancing him alio to 
the Peerage by privy feal, dated at St. James's 21 June, 
and by patent * 16 July 1716, by the titles of Baron of 


is reputed the author of feveral pieces, written with great force of 
reafon and mafculine eloquence, in defence of liberty, the confti- 
tution of his country, and the common rights of mankind. And 
certain it is, that few men of his fortune and quality, have been 
more learned, or more highly efteemed by men of learning, as is 
evident from the writings of the Earl of Shaftfbury, Mr. Locke, 
Mr. Molyneux, and others. 

* The preamble. Cum plurimis Exemplisc cnftet Majores noftros 
quoties optimos Viros ad Honores proyexerim, non minus bono pub- 
lico confuluilTe, quam Virtutem privatum remunerate ; Nobn; 
jifdem veftigiis libenter inhiientibus, asquiflimum vifum eft dileCtum 
et perquam fidelem Conciliarium noftrum Robertum Molefworth 
Procerum in Ordinem confcribere, utpote omni Honoris incre- 


1 Lord's joarn. I. 441. 


Philipftown, and Vifcount Molcfworth of Swords, with 
the creation fee of 20 marcs ; and 1 July 17 19 he took his 
feat in the houfe of Peers 1 . His Lordfhip was Fellow of 
the Royal Society, and continued to ferve his country with 
indefatigable induftry and uncorrupted integrity, till the 
two lail years of his life ; when perceiving himfelf worn 
out with conftanl application to publick affairs, he patted 
the remainder of his days in a learned retirement. 

He married Letitia, third daughter of Richard, Lord 
Coloony, fitter to Richard, Earl of Bellamont ; and mak- 
ing his will, 30 April 1725, devifed 50I. towards building 
a church at Philipftown ; dying at his feat 22 May fol- 
lowing, fct. 69, he was buried at Swords, having had iflbe 
by her, who died 18 March 1729, feven fons and four 
daughters, viz. 

( r ) John, his fucceftor. 

( 2 ) Richard, who fucceeded his brother. 

/-\ William, a Captain in the wars with Spain, who n De- 

cember 1714? was appointed fupervifor and valuer of his 
MajeuVs honours, manors, meifuages, &c. and furveyor 


jnento dignifTimum, five Majorum five ipfius refpiciantur Merita, 
five quid ab optima Prolis non degeneris Indole expeclandum fit; 
Ea nempe domo Saxonica ortus, quam ab antiquifTimis temporibus 
perilluitrem reddiderunt Viri militari Laude confpicui, pluribua 
Virtutis et Pietatis erga Patriam Monumentis cohoneftati ; quae, a 
Proavis fibi tradita, ad hasc ufque tempora iutaminata exhibuerunt 
Pofieri. Stirpe tarn clara dignum fe prnpflitit, et illam infuper 
jiluftravit Robertas Molcfworth, ornatus fcilicet omnibus Natural 
et Ingenii dotibus, qui bus Reipublicae prodelfe pofTit, et profuit, 
fub aufpiciis invicYiffirrii Herois Gulielmi tertii mature extitit verae 
Religionis atque Libertatis Vindex acerrimu? ; et eafdem Partes 
conftanter fufhrens, nofirum in hasc Regna fuccedendi Jus, dirn"- 
ciilirnis etiam Temporibus, eo animo iifque viribus afieruit, lit non 
minus ab Inimicis Patria peri cli tat us fit, quam de nobis et Bonis 
omnibus benemeritus. Quamcunque demum fufcepit Provinciam, 
vel in Aulis exteris Orator, vel ad Senatum tarn Britannicum quam. 
Hibernkum delegatus, vel in Secretiori Regni Hibernias Concilia 
cooptatus, Fideicm, Fortem, et Perfpicacem fe prsebuit, et de 
Patriae toiiufque Europs falute impenfe follicitum ; quibus Re- 
Bus gerendis private ejus opes non aucl* fed imminuta? ; cum Re- 
Iigio ei femper fuerit malis publicis crefcere, mediifque in Patriae 
procellis Domym iuam itabilire. Viro autem tali, Genere, Mori- 
&us, tantifque Meritis infigni, illuftria Virtutum praemia diutius 
<r?efjderari nofentes, cos, quos Modeiha fua fedulo defugerit Titulos 
(hoc ip f o dignior) nos ultro largiri ftttuimus. Sciatis igitur,&c^ 
(Rot. Anno 3 Geo, I. 3. p. f.) 

* Lord's Jour. I. 60?. 


of lands, which was renewed to him by K. George II. 26" 
October 1727. He was alfo 1 Auguft 17 1 7 made alnager, 
feal-mafler, and collector of the fubiidy and alnage of all 
faleable and vendible cloths, kerfies, cottons, ruggs, and 
all cloths called the old drapery, made in Ireland, and 
offered to fale, Ihipped or embarked, throughout the king- 
dom for the term of 31 years, at the rent of iol. a yean 
And in the reign of K. George I. being chofen to parlia- 
ment for the borough of Philipflown, continued many 

years its reprefentative. On 25 July 1726 he married 

Anne, eldeil: daughter of Robert Adair of Hollybrook in the 
county of Wicklow, Efq. member of Parliament for Phi- 
lipftown, (who died 31 July 1737, and deceafed at Bath 
6 March 1770, having had iffue by her, who died there 
in June 1767, three ions and fix daughters viz. Robert, 
baptized 22 December 1729, appointed in October 1745 
Cornet, and in January 1753, Lieutenant of a troop in 
his uncle's regiment of dragoons ; John j Richard bap- 
tized 5 June 1737, entered into holy orders, and in July 
1762, married the only child of James Clark of Moulfey 
in Surrey, Efq. Letitia, married to Captain George John- 
fton of Stephen's-Green, Dublin, and died 15 February 
1764; Elizabeth, married 31 Auguft 1756, to Richard 
Holmes Gent. Juliana, baptized 22 January 1734; Jane, 
Amelia, and Ifabcila, one of whom 20 Ausuil 1770 became 
the wife of Knight Mitchell of Shute-Lodge in the coun- 
ty of Devon, Efq. 

Edward, a Captain alfo in the Spanim war, who in Ja- (4) 
nuary 1725 had a company given him in Colonel Handa- 
fyd's regiment, and in July 1737 was promoted to a majo- 
rity in General Moyle's, In September 17 18, he married 
firft Catharine, daughter and coheir to Thomas Middleton 
of Stanfted-Montfitchet in the county of Effex, Efq. by 
her who died at Waltham in Effex in January 1731, he 
had a fon Robert, born 16 April 17 19, who died in Janua- 
ry following ; by his fecond wife Catharine, who died 15 
February 1748, and was buried at St. Anne's church Dub- 
lin he had one daughter and a fon, Nicholas, who was in- 
terred with his mother 26 June 1750; and dying 29 
November 1768, left iffue by his third wife Mary, two 
fons, John and Robert ', 


1 Chancery Bill filed 3 May 1769, and Lodge, 


(5) Walter, alio in the army; he married, and had two 
daughters, Mary who died in June 17725 and Elizabeth 
who died in Auguft 1766 '. . 

(6) Coote, who 25 April 1728 was honoured by his Majefly 
with the degree of Doctor of Phyfick, when he vifited the 
Univerfity of Cambridge ; was elected Fellow of the Roy- 
al Society 18 March 1730; appointed Phyfician to the 
garrifon of Minorca 30 September 1735; and 13 July 
1742 had the degree of M. D. conferred on him by the 
Univerfity of Dublin ; he died 29 November 1782, aged 85. 

(7) ByfTe, chofen to parliament in 1726 and 1727 for the 
borough of Swords, and 30 April 1738 made collector of 
the port of Coleraine, which he exchanged in May the 
next year for the clerkfhip of the land-permits, and waa 
thence removed to be principal clerk in the fecretary's of- 
fice to the commtffioners of the revenue 7 Decem- 
ber 1 73 1 he married Elizabeth, daughter of John Cole 
of Ennifkillen, Efq. widow of Edward Archdall of Caf- 
le-Archdall in the county of Fermanagh, Efq. and died 
in 1779, having had by her who died in Dublin in 
January 177*0, eight fons and four daughters, viz. 
Richard, who died 11 November 1736, and was bu- 
ried at St. Peter's; Arthur, born in 1737, Major 
of the fourteenth regiment of dragoons, which he re- 
signed in June 1766, and married in 1764 Catharine- 
Vane, daughter of Walter Fletcher of Hutton-Hall in 
Cumberland, Efq. ; Robert, Captain in the thirty-eighth 
regiment, and married in 1770 to a daughter of Mr. Rofe 
of Limerick ; George ; Ponfonby ; Bouchier ; William ; 
John-Cole ; Caroline, baptized 2 January 1734, and mar- 
ried 4 December 1756 to Charles Walker, Efq. a Mailer 
in Chancery ; Florence, baptized 7 February 1 735> mar- 
ried to Rev. Thomas Colclough fon of Casfar Colclough of 
Duffren-Hall in the county of Wexford, Efq. ; Alice, and 
Catharine-Amelia, both deceafed 2 . 

[(1) Daughter Margaret, baptized 9 February 1(577, died 19 

Juty 1759- 
(2) Mary, * married to George Monck of Stephen's-green, 

Efq. and died in 17 J5 f. Charlotta- 

* She left a collection of Poems, which her father publimed and 
dedicated to Queen Caroline, when Princefs of Wales. 
Family of "f* Charles Monck of St. Stephen's-green in Dublin, Efq. with 
Menck. Thomas Maule, ofPitlivie, Efq. from whom the Earl of Pan mure 


I Ulfter's Office. 2 Lodge Col. 


Charlotta-Amelia, appointed 28 February 17 14 one of (3) 
the bed-chamber women to the Princefs of Wales, and 


defcended, a title now extinct, was constituted in 1627 furveyor-ge- 
neral of all the cuftoms in Ireland -, he married the eldeit daughter 
of Sir John Blenerhaifett, Km. baron of the exchequer, in the reign 
of K. James I. and had iilue a daughter Elizabeth, and a fon Hen- 
ry Monck, Efq. who 1 May 1673 married Sarah, daughter and. 
heir to Sir Thomas Stanley of Grange-Gorman near Dublin, Knt. 
and had feyen fons and three daughters, viz, George, his heir ; and 
Charles of whom hereafter ; William of the Middle Temple, (bap- 
tized 27 October 1692, married Dorothy, fourth daughter of Tho- 
mas Bligh of Rathmore in the county of Meath, Efq. and filler to 
John, created Earl D.v.rnley) , George, buried at St. Michan's 27 
July 1726-, Chriftopher and Henry who died infants; Thomas, 
baptized 22 June 1676, who died without iiTue ; daughter Jane, 
baptized 8 February 1673, died an infant-, Rebecca, (married to 
John Forfter, Efq, chief juilice of the court of common pleas, and 
by him, who married fecondly Dorothy, youngeit filler to George 
the frit Lord Carbury, had iifue two daughters, and a ion Richard, 
who in 1721 married Elizabeth, fecond daughter of Richard Geer- 
ing, one of the fix clerks in chancery, and dying 27 February 1737 
left three co-heirs, viz. Anne, married to John Hill-Forfter, fon of 
Edward Hill, Efq. Lieutenant of the Ordnance in Ireland ; Eliza- 
beth, married to George Tuffenell, Efq. of Middlefex , and Re- 
becca, to Sir Francis Lumm of Lummville in the King's County, 
Bart, fo created 24 February 1775. rSarah, or Anne, elder daugh- 
ter of Chief Juftice Forfter, married 1 Auguit 1728 George Berke- 
ley, D. D. the celebrated Bifhop of Cloyne, and deceaied in 1786, 
having had by him, who died at Oxford 14 January 1753, feveral 
children, of whom the fecond fon George Berkeley, prebendary of 
Canterbury, chancellor of Brecknock, vicar of Cookham in Berks, 
and of Ealt Peckham in Kent, took the degree of LL. D. 12 Febru- 
ary 1760; in 1760 he married a daughter of Rev. Mr. Frenfham, 
rector of White-Waltham in Berks, and has ilfue one fon George 
Berkeley, Efq. Elizabeth the younger daughter married John 
Rofe, Efq. of Scotland, by whom ihe had one fon now in holy or- 
ders) Elizabeth (baptized 11 June 1684, married in June 1707 
Jofeph Kelly of Kelly-mount in the county of Kilkenny, Efq. fhe 
died 20 February 17+3-4, leaving iffue by him, who died 21 May 
J 7 T 3) > Charles Monck of Grange-Gorman, fecond fon of Henry bv 
Sarah Stanley, was baptized 19 May 1678, and admitted at the Irifn. 
bar ; 23 October 1705 he married Agneta Hitchcock, and died in 
J752, haying had by his faid wife, who died 4 May 1753, eight 
fons and fix daughters, of whom John, Charles, George-Stanlev, 
William, Charles, Elizabeth, Jane, Sarah, Agneta, and Anne 
died young ; the fecond fon was drowned 23 June 1738, as he was 
bathing in the fea at Clontarfe ; thofe who furvived were Henry, 
Thomas, and Anne, who married Henry Quin, Efq, profelTor of 
phyfick, and died 4 November 1788. Henry, the eldeit fon, mar- 
ried 8 November 1739, the Lady Ifabella Bentinck, fecond daugh- 
ter of Henry, Duke of Portland, by whom he had a fon William- 
Stanley, who died at Charleville in the county of Wicklow 13 No- 


was married in December 171 2 to Captain William Titch- 
burne, oniy furviving Ton of Henry, Lord Ferrard, (by his 
wife Arabella, fitter to Sir Thomas Taylor, Bart.) and by 
him, who died before his father, had one fon that died 
young ; and three daughters, two of whom were living in 
1754, viz. Arabella, married in May 1744 to Francis 
\Vyat of Shakelford in Middlefex, Efq. ; and Willielmina. 


vember 1746, set. 6 years ; and two daughters, Elizabeth, baptized 
12 February 1742, who became the wife of George De la Poer 
Beresford, Earl of Tyrone, to whom, on her father's demife, Hie 
brought a perfonal fortune of !oo,oocl. , Anne, the fecond daugh- 
, ter baptized 5 March 1747, died 1 1 September 1762 : Hedeceafed in 
7787, and was fucceeded in his eftates of Grange-Gorman, &c. by 
his nephew Charles-Stanley, fon of his brother Thomas Monck, 
counfellor at law, who died in 1772, leaving iifue by Judith, eldeft 
daughter of Robert Ma fon of Mafon-Brook in the county of Gal- 
way, Efq. whom he married 15 October 1753; Anne-Ifabella, 
married in 1777 to Sir Cornwallis Maud, Bart, created Lord de 
Montalt ; and four fons, viz. Charles-Stanley aforefaid, who in 
I785 married Anne, fecond daughter of Henry Quin of Dublin, 
M. D. and has iifue Henry and Anne j Henry-Stanley a Lieute- 
nant in the thirteenth regiment of foot -, Thomas-Stanley, in holy 
orders-, and William-Domville-Stanley, a Student in the Temple. 
We return now to George Monck, Efq. eldeft fon of Henry by Sarah 
Stanley, he married firft, as in text, Mary, fecond daughter of Ro- 
bert the firft Vifcount Molef worth, fhe dying in 17 15, he married fe- 
condly Anne, fifth daughter of Henry Ponfonby of Grotto in the 
county of Kerry, Efq. widow of George Brabazon, and of Alder- 
man David Coifart of Dublin, but by her who died in 1734 had no 
iifue. He left ilfue bv his firft wife one fon Henry-Stanley , and two 
daughters, viz. Sarah (the authorefs of fome elegant poetical 
pieces, which, after her deceafe, were publifhed by Lord Molef- 
worth her grandfather, under the title of Poems by Miranda, fhe 
married Robert Mafon of Mafon-Brook in the county of Galway, 
Efq. and by him who died -in 1739 had iifue) ; and Margaret mar- 
ried firft, 4 April 1730, to Henry Butler of Rolfroe, in the county 
of Clare, Efq. and fecondly to Brownjohn, Efq. Henry Stan- 
ley Monck of St. Stephen's-green, Efq. furveyor-general of the cuf- 
toms, married Jane, daughter and coheir to Henry Percy, Efq. 
and died 28 February 1745, having had iifue by his Lady, who died 
12 June 1742", two daughters, viz. Letitia, baptized 12 June 1735; 
and Jane who died in May 1754 5 and two ions, George-Paul, his 
heir; and Henry-Percy, baptized 31 July 1736, who married 24 

December 1757 Role, daughter of M'Donnell of Caftlebar, 

Efq. and died in 1778 or 1779, leaving iifue, George-Paul Monck 
of St. Stephen's-green, Efq. who rebuilt the maniion-houfe there, 
ferved in parliament for the borough of Coleraine in the county of 
Derry, and 24 April 1755 married Lady Aramintha Beresford, 
iixth daughter of Marcus, Earl of Tyrone, and hath iifue. (Re- 
giftries of the parifhes of St. Peter, St. Anne, and St. Michan ; Pe- 
digree of Blenerhaliet; Prerogative Office j Information ot Rt, 
iqn. J. M. Mafon ; and Lod^e.) 


Letitia, married to Edward Bolton of Brazed in the (4) 
county of Dublin, Efq. member of parliament for 
Swords *. 

John, the fecond Vifcount Molefworth, was baptized 4 John, 
December 1679. In May 17 10 he was appointed a com- . 2 
miilioner of the ftamp office, and the fame month fent en-^'" count ' 


* Sir Edward Bolton of the county of Lancafter, Km. was father 
of Sir Richard Bolton, recorder of the city of Dublin in 1607, who 
received the honour of Knighthood, and was fucceifively appointed 
Chief Baron of the Exchequer, and Lord Chancellor qf Ireland j he 
married Frances, daughter of Richard Walter of Stafford, Efq. and 
died in November 1648, leaving Edward, his heir, and feveral 
daughters, of whom Anne, born in 1603, married Arthur Hill 
of Hillfborough, Efq. and was interred at St. Bride's Dublin 7 Ja- 
nuary 1636. Sir Edward, the fon, was folicitor-general, and ap- 
pointed chief baron of the Exchequer, from whence he was removed 
by the ufurping powers, and had his houfe of the Bel:ffe pillaged 
in the war in 1651 he was a commiffioner for adniiniftration of 
juitice at Dublin, with a falary of 200I. a year on the ellablifhment ; 
he was feated at Brazeel in the county of Dublin, and left iffue a 
f Jn Nicholas, and a daughter Anne, married firit to Thomas Ad- 
derly, and fecondly to Alexander Pigott of Inifhonan in the coun- 
ty of Cork, Efqrs. Nicholas of Brazeel, Efq. 1 May 1649 married 
Anne, fecond daughter of Nicholas Loftus of Fethard in the county 
of Wexford, Efq. and dying 1 Auguft 1692 was buried at St. 
Bride's, having ilfue by her, who died 2 January 1690, three fons 
and four daughters, viz. Edward, his heir-, Richard, heir to his 
brothers ; Nicholas who died young , Magdalen who died young ; 
Ifabella (born 22 December 1657, married 16 May 1695 to Sir 
Mark Rainsford, Knt. Alderman of Dublin, died 9 September 
1709, and was buried at St. James's Dublin, having ilfue by him, 
who died 10 November following, and was buried with her at St. 
James's) , Francis ; and Margaret, married to Theophilus Jones, 
ofBallymore, in the countv ofLeitrim, Efq. Edward, the eldeft 
fon, was born at Fethaid 17 October 1652, and in 1696 married Eli- 
nor elder! daughter of Maurice Keating of Narraghmore in the county 
ofKildare, Efq. but dying in London in October 1705 without iffue, 
was fucceeded by his brother Richard, the father of Edward of Bra- 
zeel, Efq. who married Letitia, youngeft daughter of Robert Vif- 
count Molefworth, as in text, anddying 5 Auguft 1758 was interred 
at Swords, having had four fons and five daughters, viz. Richard 
and Edward who died young; Robert, his fuccelfor; Theophilus, 
appointed a commilfioner for managing and directing the ftate lot- 
tery in Ireland , Elizabeth Letitia, married to Rev. Guiiavus 
Hamilton; Anna-Catharina, born n July 1721 ; Anna-Maria, 
baptized 6 May 1724, married Captain John Grant, and had ilfue; 
and Charlotte. Robert of Brazeel, Efq. 13 July 1754, married 
Elizabeth, daughter of John Blenerhaffet, Efq. and had ilfue. (St. 
Anne's Regiftry ; MS. Pedig. penes J. L. Decree in Chancery in 
1673, Council Office, Black Book of the Society of King's Inns, 
and Peerage, Edit. 1754, III, 212.) 


voy extraordinary to the Duke of Tufcany, who 23 April 
17 1 1 N. S. received him with particular marks of honour 
and diftin&ion 18 December 17 15 he fucceeded his fa- 
ther as one of the commimoners of trade and plantations, 
being then his Majefty's Plenipotentiary to the King of 
Sardinia, to whom, in June 1720, he was fent envoy ex- 
traordinary ; and was alfo his Majefty's minifter at Flo- 
rence, Venice, and Switzerland, which he held, till his 
father's death called him to Ireland, where he arrived from 
his embaffy at Turin 8 July 1725, and took his feat in the 
Houfe of Peers 7 September following *. 

He married, Mary, one of the five daughters and co- 
heirs of Thomas Middleton of Stanfted-Montfitchet in Ef- 
fex, Efq. member of parliament for that county, by his 
wife Elizabeth, eldeft daughter of Richard, Lord Onflow, 
but his Lordlhip dying in London 17 February 1725, 
leaving his Lady with * child, which proved a daughter, 
born 8 May 1726, named Mary, and after married in 
1 75 1 to Frederick Gore, Efq. clerk of the quit rents, and 
member of parliament for the borough of Tulfke, the ho- 
nours and ellate devolved on his next brother 
Richard, Richard, the third Vifcount Molefworth, who being 
.- 3 defigned by his father for the profemon of the law, was 
fent to finiih his ftudies at the Temple ; buthisgenius lead- 
ing him to a more active life, he difpofed of his books, 
and, attended by a faithful fervant, went into Flanders, 
prefented himfelf to his father's intimate friend George, 
Earl of Orkney, and ferved a volunteer in the army, until 
that Nobleman in 1702 gave him a pair of colours. His 
merit during the courfe of the war raifed him to the poft of 
Captain of horfe, and Aiddu Camp to the Duke of Marl- 
borough, in which ftation he diftinguimed himfelf in a 
particular manner at the battle of Ramillies, when, at the 
manifeft hazard of his own life, he certainly (under God) 
prelerved that of the General \, And he net only conti- 

* Lady Molefworth died in Hill-ftreet London, 12 Auguft 1766, 
and was buried in the family vault in Yorkflnire. 

-\- The truth of this fignal tranfa&ion has hitherto been fuppreifed 
or very obfeurely related, thefulleii accounts given of it, amounting 
to- no more than, that " At the battle of Ramillies, fought en 
" Whitfmiday 23 May 1706, the Duke of Marlborough being ap- 
' prehenjfive of the danger, to which the Dutch troops were expofed, 
** galloped from the right to the left, and in the way ordered rhe in- 

*' fantry 

1 Lords Jour. II. 8of. 


nued tofervc his country during the whole war in Flanders, 
wherein he expofed himfelf to the greatelt dangers, and 


" fantry in the centre to engage, which was the grand attack. In 
" his paifage to fuccour the Dutch horfe, he twice narrowly milled 
" loiing his life, for in attempting to leap a ditch, his horfe threw 
" him, where he was immediately furrounded by the enemies dra- 
44 goons, but an Englifh fquadron difengaged him ; and as his Aid- 
" de-camp Colonel Bringfield held his hirup for him to mount ano- 
" ther horfe, the colonel had his head fho: on' by a cannon-ball, which 

*' at the fame time dunned his Grace." Mr. Brodrick, in his 

compleat hitlory of that war, differs from this account, and fay.?, 
14 That while the Duke was rallying fome, and giving his orders to 
" others to charge, he was in very great danger ; for, being fingled 
" out by feveral of the refolutefi. of the enemy, and having the mis- 
" fortune of falling from his horfe, he had either been killed or ta- 
44 ken prifoner, if fome of the confederate foot, that were near at 
" hand, had not come very feafonably to his afTiitance." And Mr. 
Lediard, in his Life of John, Duke of Marlborough, Vol. I. Page 
358, after relating the fubftance of what is mentioned above, leaves 
the matter in fufpence, with this remark, " Thus the relation, 
" printed by authority in England, has it: But it has been faid by 
*"' fome oincers, who were in the engagement, that the Duke was 
V borne down by fome of the difordered Dutch horfe. It is not ini- 
'* poiiible but both might be true." 

But the real and genuine account of that tranfacTion, we fhall 
prefent to our readers (drawn up for the Author by Richard, Lord. 
Molefworth, by way of extract of a letter from A. B. to his friend 

in London) as follows, " As for the particular account you fo 

" earnefdy defireofme, I here fend it you, word for word, as re- 
" lated to me by Lord Molefworth himfelf, having carefully taken 
" it down from a converfation that lately palled between us. 

44 He introduced his ftorv by obferving, that this remarkable facl 
44 (however evident in all its' circumftances) was very induftrioully 
' hufhed up in the army , which, he faid, was the eaiier done, be- 
' caufe he himfelf was quite filent upon it. 

44 He then proceeded to a Ihort ctefcription of one particular cir- 
cumftance of the field of battle, as neceffary to my understanding 
! the following relation, and informed me, that from the river Me-. 
haigne (which covered the right flank of the French army and 
" the left ofour's) to the village of Ramillies, which was about the 
< centre of the two lines, the ground was firm, plain and open, in 
" fhort, fit for cavalry to ad upon : That from Ramillies to the 
44 enemies left and our right, the ground, on the contrary, was low, 
" marfhy, and cut through by many ditches and itreams, not eafily 
" paiiable by either army in the face of the other. That the enemy, 
" who had long been acquainted with this ground, and well faw 
" the advantage to be made of its fituation,had extreamly ftrength- 
" ened their right wing of horfe, not only with numbers, but with 
" their choiceft troops ; with which having attacked our cavalry of 
" the left, whom thev greatly out-numbered, they foon obliged 
' them to give ground in great confufion, their line following in 
great order. He faid, that the Duke of Marlborough perceiving 

11 1 1 y 

t ! 





was blown up by the fpringing of a mine ; but when the 
Scots and Engliih, under the Earl of Mar and General 


* c this, and apprehending the confequence of the diforder, if not 
" timely remedied, commanded fome battalions of foot to advance, 
" and properly poll themfelves for Hopping the enemy difpatched 
" an Aid -de-Camp to our right wing, with orders for a coniiderable 
44 re-inforcement of Englifh and other Cavalry, to be fent from 
*' thence to the left ; and in the mean time, judging it necef- 
" fary to keep the enemy at bay, after he had with great trouble 
" and fatigue, rallied the difordered fquadrons, he puthimfelfat 
" the head of them, and led them to the enemy; and here it was 
*' that our advanced fquadrons, being repulfed and in great confufi- 
44 on, fome of the run-aways, quite blinded by their fear, rode a- 
gainft the Duke, who was leading up other fquadrons to fuftain 
them, joftled him off his horfe, and rode over him , at which 
time the remaining body of horfe likewife fled, and left the Duke 
lying on the field, with none near him but Captain Molefvvorth 
then one of his Aid-de-Camps , who perceiving not only the 
Enemies line to advance upon him, but befidei-, a fmall body 
that had detached itfelf from the line, as for a purfuit, faw the 
Dukemuft inevitably fall into their hands, tmlefs he could find the 
means of getting him off, in which not a moment was to be loft. 
The Duke's horfe, when he was thrufi off him, had run away be- 
yond the line ; nothing therefore remained for Captain Molef- 
worth to do, but the mounting him, if poifible, on his ; which he 
41 at laft effected ; but with difficulty ; for, when the Duke was rode 
" over, fome horfe had trod on his ftomach ; fo that he lay on the 
lt ground almofl fenfelefs, and could very little help himfelf. 

44 The Captain, however, got his Grace in the faddle, put the 
rein in his hand, and turning the horfe's head to our line, entreat- 
ed his Grace to pufh him that way with his utmoft fpeed, as he 
accordingly did , but had not cleared the ground above three mi- 
nutes, before the above-mentioned detachment came at full fpeed 
over the fpot, fo eager in purfuit of the Duke (whom they had 
certainly fmgled out) that the Captain then had the good fortune 
to efcape their notice. 

44 By this time, the Duke had got within fome of our battalions of 
foot, and the purfuers preffmg pretty clofe upon the molt ad- 
vanced among them, which was the regiment of Albemarle 
Swifs, that regiment gave them their platoons very handfomely, 
and foon fent them back' the fame way, fomewhat falter than 
they had come on ; however, they now thought fit to pay the Cap- 
tain a little more refpeC't than they had done before, and honoured 
him as they went by, with a few firokes of their broad f words 5 but 
fo luckily, that he came off with only carrying their black marks 
about his moulders for fome time after. 

The regiment of Albemarle, he faid, continued firing to the 
front, as long as they thought they might do any damage to the 
enemy, of whom they dropt a good number to the right and left 
of him ; but ujxm the firft fufpenfion of fire and fmoke, he made 
them all the fignals he could of his being a friend, and then went 
in re. that battalion, where he was received with great 'friendship 

M and 



Forfter, had entered England in favour of the Pretender, he 
was an officer of Dragoons under General Carpenter, who 
was difpatched to fupprefs them, and coming to an en- 
gagement with the enemy, at Prefton in Lancafhire, be- 
haved with great bravery, and was wounded in the ac- 

On ii December 17 14 he was appointed lieutenant 
of the ordnance ; was returned member for the borough 
of Swords to the firft parliament of K George I. and 19 
March 1724, fucceeded Major- General Thomas Whetham 
in the command of his regiment of foot. 5 October 1731 
he fat firft in the Houfe of Lords, on the death of his bro- 
ther ', and 31 May 1732, fucceeded General Crofts h* his 
regiment of Dragoons, was fworn 26 October 1733, f his 
Majefty's privy council ; made a Major-General, 18 De- 
cember 1735, and in February following a Brigadier-Ge- 
neral on the eftablifhment. 19 September 1736 he was 
conftituted (and fworn the next day) with John, Arch- 
bifliop of Dublin, and Arthur, Biftiop of Meath, keepers 
of the Great Seal of Ireland, during the Lord Chancellor's 
abfence, which commiffion ceafed 2 February following by 
his return. 27 June 1737 he fucceeded Lieutenant-Ge- 
neral Owen Wynne who died 28 February 1736, in the 

Vol. V. L command 

" and fome furprife by Colonel Conftant, who faid, He equally re- 

** joiced and wondered at his efcape, and that he doubted not, but he 

" Jhouldfoonfee him at the head of a regiment. 

" He then told him, that the Duke had got between the lines, end 
was gone towards the centre ; to which, while the Captain was 
making his way as well as he could on foot, he, bv chance, met 

" with a foreign foldier holding the Duke's horfe by the bridle ; 

who, upon his claiming the horfe, and giving him a patacoon, 

immediately refigned him, and then the Captain mounting that 

horfe, purfued his way in quell of his Grace. 

* He found him upon arifmg ground fronting the village of Ra- 

** millies, with a number of general officers and others about him, 

*' to whom he was dillrirbuting his orders, and when he faw the Cap- 

" tain, he faid, he hoped he was not hurt. 

' The Captain, foon after, obferving that his horfe (which the 

*' Duke Hill mounted) was a little unquiet, (hewed him his own, and 
faid, that might probably prove lefs troublefome to him, upon 
which his Grace, fhifting back to his own horfe, and Colonel 
Bringficld (his firlt Efcuyer) holding his ftirrup, the enemy juft at 
that time difcharged a battery from the village of Ramilles which 

" came among the groupe of us, and one of the balls, after grazing, 

" rofe under the horfe's belly, and took Mr. Bringfield in the 

" head." 

1 Lord'. Jour. Ill, 149- 








command of the Royal Irifli Dragoons ; was promoted 17 
July 1739 to the rank of Lieutenant-General of his Ma- 
je fly's armies; as he was, 1 January following, to the poll 
of Matter-General of the Ordnance in the room of Fran- 
cis, Marquefs of Montander, who died 8 Auguft 1739 r ; 
being alio, in July 1742, appointed Lieutenant-General 
on the eilahliihment, with the fee of 972!. a year ; a Ge- 
neral of horfe 24 March 1746; and in September 1751, 
Lieutenant-General and Commander in Chief of his Ma- 
jetty's forces in Ireland ; was Fellow of the Royal Society; 
a Truftee for the Barracks ; a Governor of the Royal 


Hofpital near Kilmainham ; and Field- Marfnal of his Ma- 
jelly's forces. 

His LorduSip married firft Jane, daughter to Mr. Lucas 
of Dublin ; and by her, who died 1 April 1742, and was 
buried at Swords, had one ion, who died an infant, and 
three daughters, viz. Mary, married 8 Auguft 1736 to 
Robert, created' i\arl of Belvidere 5 Letitia, married in Oc- 
tober 1753, to Lieutenant-Colonel James Molefworth, and 
died 16 June 1787 ; and Amelia, who died unmarried 30 
January 1758. 

On 7 February 1743 he married fecondlyMary *, daugh- 
ter of Rev. William Uflier, Archdeacon of Clonfert (who 
died 17 of the lame month) and deceafed 12 October 
1758, aged 78, having had ilTue by his lady who died 6 
^,'ldy 1763 f, one fon Richard Naffau, and feven daugh- 

* By privy feal dated at St. James's 3 December 1755, and by 
patent 15 January 1756, the King granted feveral pennons to Mary 
Lady Vifcountefs Molefworth, and his Lordfhip's children, viz.. to 
her Ladyfhip $col. a year ; to Amelia, his daughter by his firft wife, 
Harriet, Melefma, Mary,Louifa, Elizabeth, and Charlotte, 70I. 
each yearly, from the day of his Lordfhip's demife. (Rot. 20. Geo. 

II. 3- p. D, 

-J- Extrad of a letter, dated London, 7 May, 1763. It h 

with the utmoil horror that 1 relate to you the diimal cataftrophe 
which befel poor Lady Molefworth and her family yeilerday morn- 
ing about 5 o'clock, when a fire fuddenly broke forth in her houfe, 
by the careieifnefs of a fervant in the nurfery ; in which fhe herfelf, 
two of her daughters, her brother who was Captain of a man of 
war, the children's governefs, and two other maid fervants perifhed. 
The other three daughters are indeed not confumed, but fcarce in a. 
condition preferable, the eldeit jumping out of a fecond floor win- 
dow, was caught upon the iron palifades, which tore her thigh fo mu 
drably, that the furgeons were obliged xo cut it off directly four 
inches above the knee ; another has her thigh bone broke clofe to the 

hip . 



fcers, viz. Mary, born 24 September 1744, died foon after 
its birth ; Henrietta, born in July 1745 ; Melefina, born 
27 December 1746, and Mary, born 30 November 1747, 
perifhed with their mother ; Louifa, born 23 October 
1749, married to William Brabazon Ponfonby, Efq. ; Eli- 
zabeth, born 17 September 1751 ; and Charlotte, born 2 
October 1755, in Henrietta-ftreet, Dublin. 

Richard-Naffau, the fourth and prefent Vifcount Richard- 
Molefworth, was born 4 November 1748. Naffau, 


Titles.] Richard-Naffau Molefworth, Vifcount Molef- Vlfcount ' 
worth of Swords in the county of Dublin, and Baron of 
Phihpftown in the King's County. 

Creation.] So created 16 July 1716, 2 Geo. I. 

Arms.] Vair, on a Bordure Ruby, 8 Crofkts, Topaz. 

Crest.] On a Wreath, an armed Arm embowed at 
the Elbow, Proper, holding a Croflet, Topaz. 

Supporters.] Two Pegafus's; the Dexter, Pearl, 
crined, winged and ungulea, Topaz. The fmifter, Ruby, 
alike crined, winged and unguled, and feme of Croilets, 

Motto.] Vincit Amor Patriae. 

Seat.] Breckdenftown in the county of Dublin, 6 miles 
from the metropolis. 

hip ; a third bruifed from head to foot, and both much fcorched. 
The Hon.Coote Molefworth and his wife, who, unluckily for them, 
happened to be her guefts, have efcaped. He had the prefence of 
mind to throw his bedding out of the back windows, upon which 
his wife and two children fell, otherwife they mull have been dafhed 
to pieces, for the children came from the garret down to the back 
area, no lefs than four fiories high. Mr. Molefworth hung by an 
iron on the outfide of the two pair of flairs windows, till a neigh- 
Louring carpenter brought him a ladder. Lift of faved : Lord 

Molefworth fortunately at fchool ; Mifs Harriet, thigh cut off, and 
the other leg much torn with fpikes ; Mifs Louifa, thigh broke near 
the hip, but fet,and hopes of cure without amputation ; head cut but 
not fractured ; Mr. and Mrs. Molefworth ; Mifs Betty, much 
bruifed and fcorched. Perifhed : Lady Molefworth Mifs Mele- 
fina : Mifs Molly; Capt. Ufher ; Mrs. Morelle, governefs to the 
children ; Mrs. Patterfon, Ladv Molefworth's woman : the young 
ladies maid ; Capt. Ufher's man, who got out, but perifhed by re- 
turning to fave his mafter; and two black footmen. From 

Faulkner's Dublin Journal. 


( H8 ) 


23 I. II E family of Chetwynd affumed a furname from the 
place of their refidence in the county of Salop, whereof 
Adam. Adam de Chetwynd was of fuch di{lin<5tion in thofe early 
times, as to marry Agnes, daughter of John, Lord Luvcl, 
Baron of Dockinges, and Lord of Minfter-Luvel in Ox- 
Sir John, fordfhire ; and by her was father of Sir John de Chetwynd 
of Chetwynd, Knt. to whon* K. Henry III. in 37 of his 
reign, granted a" charier of free-warren throughout all his 
dememe lands in the counties or Stafford, Salop, and War- 
wick ; and about the beginning of Edward I. reign he re- 
ceived a grant of the manor of Baxterly in the Iaft men- 
tioned county from John, fon of .William Luvel, his kin f- 
man, rendering to him and his heirs, or to Richard dc 
Harecourt, Chief Lord of the fee, a pound of pepper 
yearly, at Eafter, as the deed, Jets forth. After which, 
viz. in 1280 (9 Edw. I.) it was found by inquifition, that 
he had certain cuftomary tenants there, who paid him one 
hundred (hillings annual rent, and did fuit twice a year at 
his leet ; the extent of his pcvfTeffions here being certified at 
four yard-lands (a quantity of different computation in dif- 
ferent places; vergaia terra, or a yard-land containing in 
fome countries 10, in fome 20, in fome 24, and in lbme 
'30 acres) but it appears, that 17 Edw. III. he had 16 mef- 
luajics, 6 yard-lands, 6 acres of pafture, and two of wood 
in Baxtcrley, where the family however did not long con- 
tinue. He married Ifabel, daughter and heir to Philip de 
Mitton, with whom he had the Lordlhips of Ingeh L re,Saltc > 
and Gretwyche, in the county of Stafford ; and had liTue, 
William. William de Chetwynd, whofe refidence was fome time at 
Oddeilon in the county of Leiceffer, and who had two 
ions, Roger, and Philip, both Knights ; and Sir Ralph de 
Crcndon, of Grendon in the county of Warwick (de- 
fended horn Ro?er etc Grendon* living in the time of Kr 



Stephen) having three daughters by his fecond wife Anne 
de Clinton ; Joan, the eldeft, was married to this Sir Ro- 
ger de Chetwynd ; and, in 1 343, by their joint deed, 
they releafed and quit claim to Robert de Grendon, all 
their right in the manors of Grendon, and Shenefton. 
And, Sir Philip, his brother, marrying Alice, the next Sir Philip, 
daughter of the faid Sir Ralph de Grendon, became poffef- 
fed, in her right, of that Lordfhip, where William, his Sir 
fon and heir, feated himfelf, was knighted ; and 16 Rich. William. 
II. obtained a licence from the Bifhop of Litchfield and 
Coventry, to have divine fervice wirhin a private chapel 
for his houfe. Towards the latter end of the reip-n of Ed- 
ward III. he was retained, by indenture, with John of 
Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, that King's fourth fon, to 
ferve him, as well in time of peace as war, for the allow- 
ance often rnarcs a year; which indenture, being loft, 
Was renewed by the Duke, 50 Edw. III. with an increafe 
of the fee to iol. and, 10 Rich. II. that Duke, recount- 
ing his many faithful fervices, gave him iol. a year more, 
to be received out of the iflues of his honour of Tutburie. 
The year after he was Sheriff of the county of Stafford, 
and the learned Dugdale is of opinion, that a great part of 
Grendon church was new built by him ; for (fays he) C( it 
" is evident, that the pictures in glafs of many of this fa- 
** mily, in their furcoats of arms, were fet up there about 
i( that time." 

By his wifeAliva, or Alicia, who was a widow in 1404, 
(4 Hen. IV.) he had two fons, Richard, and John ; and a 
daughter, Margaret, married to William Purefoy of 
Shireford in Warwickfhire, Efq. by whom fhe was mother 
of William Purefoy, of the fame place, who died 6 Edw. 
IV. Tohn, the vouneer fon, refided at Alipath (now 
called Meriden) near Coventry, in Warwickfhire, ot 
which county he was one of the chief fubferibers of the ar- 
ticles, concluded in the parliament of 12 Hen. VI. 15 of 
that reign, ferved as one of its reprefentatives ; and, from 
17 to 20 Hen. VI. inelufive, was in eommiflion for pre- 
fervation cf the peace. He married Margaret, filler to the 
faid William Purefoy, and (probably) died without ivTue, 
the effete of Meriden defcending to the family at Ingeftre, 
who fold it, in the reign of Edward VI. to John Bales of 

Richard Chetwynd, the elder fon, in 1406, married Richard, 
Thomafine, daughter of William Frodiliarn, and was fa- 
ther of 

L 3 -- 


Sir Philip. Sir Philip Chetwynd, who, 7 and 15 Hen. IV. 

was Sheriff for the county of Stafford, being then a 
Knight; and, 12 of that reign, was returned, by the 
King's commiffioners, one of the gentry of that county, 
being the tenth upon the roll. In 17 Hen. VI. he was 
employed, on the King's fervice, in the Dutchy of Guien i 
and, three years after, conflituted Governor of the city 
of Baton, in Normandy, being allowed 940 marcs to re- 
tain as many archers, for the fafe cuftody thereof, as 

might be hired therewith, for three months. Two years 

after this, he was retained with Humphrey Stafford, Earl 
of Buckingham Hereford Stafford Northampton and 
Perche, by indenture, dated, at London, 13 February, 
to do him fervice, during life, according to his degree, 
both in times of peace and war ; namely, in peace, with 
as many men and horfes as he fnould appoint out of his 
{the Earl's) Lordfliip of HoldernefTe, in Yorkfhire, taking 
Bouche of Court, and livery for them in his houfhold, dur- 
ing fnch his continuance with him, and allowance of 
reafonable cods for his journey : And, in cafe the Earl 
ihould be commanded in any fervice of war, on this fide, 
or beyond the fea, upon reafonable warning, to attend 
him with fuch number of men at arms and archers, well 
and fufficiently armed, horfed and arrayed, as he fliould 
affign ; and receive the like wages and reward, as the Earl 
took of the King, or any other his captains in fuch expe- 
dition, with Skippefcn, and Rcjh'ppefon, reafonable for 
himfelf, his men and horfes ; the Earl to have the thirds 
of all prifoners and prizes taken by him, and the thirds of' 
the thirds of thofe taken by his men* By another inden- 
ture, of the fame date, he was retained with the Earl as 
his lieutenant of the town and cattle of Calais for one vear, 
with twenty-nine men at arms, on foot, and 20 archers; 
whereof two men at arms, and four archers, to be of Sir 
Philip's own retinue, taking for himfelf 16 pence a day, 
for his men at arms 8 pence, and his archers 6 pence, at 
the hands of the Earl's treafurer at war ; and, moreover, 
for himfelf, and his lady, a gentleman and two yeomen, 
and a gentlewoman of their retinue, Bouche of Court, and 
Sol. a year of fpecial reward ; or elfe allowance for their 
Bouche of Court, as other foldiers of their degree ufed to 
have, as alfo for their fkippefon and rejkippejon. 

He married Elene, widow of Edmond, Lord Ferrers of 
Chartley, daughter, and at length heir, to Thomas de la 
Roche, and coufin and heir to John de Birmingham, her 

iJ mother 


mother Elizabeth being the only child of Thomas de Bir- 
mingham, brother and heir of the faid John ; whole 
coat-armour he impaled on the dexter fide of his own (pro- 
bably) for the dignity of her perfon, being a Baronefs, 
and a great heirefs. -He died in 24 Hen. VI. having a Ion 
William, who, deceasing in his life-time, left a fon Wil- William, 
liam to fucceed him ; who was a gentleman-ufher of the William. 
chamber to K. Hen. VII. but being envied by Sir Hum- 
phry Stanley, of Pipe in Staffordfhire, Knight of the body 
to that King, he fent him a counterfeit letter, in the name 
of Randolph Brereton, Efq. delivered the Friday night be- 
fore the feaft of St. John Baptift's Nativity, 9 Hen. VII. 
requeuing, that he would meet him, at Stafford, the next 
morning by five o'clock. Being thus allured ou 4 of his 
houfe, at Ingeflre, and going thither, with no other at- 
tendants than his fon, and two fervants, he was way-laid 
on Tixhall-Heath, by twenty men, feven of whom were 
of Sir Humphry's own family, all completely armed ; 
who, iffuing out of a fheep-cot and a deep dry pit, furi- 
oufly affaulted him, faying, that he fhould die, and ac- 
cordingly flew him ; Sir Humphry, in the inflant, pafling 
by, with at lean: 24 perfons on horfeback, under the pre- 
tence of hunting a deer. This tragedy is fet forth in the 
petition of Alice, his widow, to the King ; wherein fne 
craves, that Sir Humphry, and his fervants, might an- 
fwer for it ; but what proceedings were had therein do 
not appear. 

William, his fon, fucceededat Ingeflre ; and, in 6 and William. 
27 years of Henry VIII. was Sheriff of the county of 
Stafford ; he was father of Thomas Chetwynd, Efq. who Thomas 
married Jane, daughter and heir to Sir John Salter, of 
Salter's-Hall near Newport in Shropfhire, and dying 30 
September 1556, had iffue John, his heir, and a daughter 
Dorothy, the fecond wife of Sir Walter Smith, to whom 
fhe was married in the reign of Edward VI. her fortune 
being 500I. ; but he being an aged man, and (he very 
young, fhe detefled him to fuch a degree, as to prevail 011 
herfelf to murder him, for which fhe fuffered death, by be- 
ing burnt at a flake, 15 May 3 CX Mary, or (as fome fay) 
in the firft year of that reign. 

John Chetwynd of Ingeflre, Efq. was Sheriff of Staf- John, 
fordfhire 20 Elizabeth, and died in 1592, having married 
to his firft wife Mary, daughter and heir to Lewis Meve- 
relf, of Bold-Hall in Staffordfhire, Efq. by whom he had 
Sir William Chetwynd of Grendon, Sheriff of the faid 



county 42 Eliz. who lies burled under a marble monument 
in a little chapel, on the South fide of Grendon-church, 
with this memorial ; 

H. S. E. 

Willielmus Chetwynd, Eques Aur. 

Joh. Chetwynd de Ingeflre, in Agio Staff. Arm. 

e Maria folaLuDovici Meverell de Bold, 

Armigeri filia et hoerede, unigenitus, 


Rob. Huick de Stillefced in Com. Cantii 

Filiam et Cohaeredem, 

Matrimonio primitus copulavit ; 

Poflea vero Catherinam 

Walteri Aston de Tixhall Eq. Aurati 

Filiam, Stephani Slaney que reli&am. 

Diem obiit XIIII. Junii Ao. D. M. D. CXIK 

iEtatis fuse LXI1I. fine Prole. 

Hoc in perennem Propatrui fui Memoriam 

Walterus Chetwynd Confanguineus et 

Pofuit A. 1676. 

The faid Catharine, his fecond wife, furviving him, re- 
married with Sir Edward Cope of CannonVAfhby in 
Northamptordhire, and died 15 January 1646, set. 80, 
having burial in the church of St. Giles in the Fields, 
London, to which fhe had been a benefactrefs, and her 
arms, impaled with thofe of her hufband, were painted in 
the windows, before that church was rebuilt. 

The fecond wife of John Chetwynd, Efq. was Margery, 
daughter of Robert Middlemore of Edgbafton in Warwick- 
ihire, Efq. and he lies buried under a monument, fixed to 
the North-Wall of the chancel of Grendon church, with 
this inlcription ; 

Here lieth buried the bodies of John Chetwind of 
Ingiflrent within the county of Stafford Efquyer, and 
Margerie his fecond wife, which John did take to 
His firfl: Wife Marie Meverell of the Bolde in the 
Said Countie Efq. and had Yffue by the faid Marie 
One Sonne named William ; and after the Deceafe of 
Marie, the fame John tooke to Wife the faid Margerie, 
Which was the elded Daughter of Robarte Middelmore 
Of Edgbaflon in the Countie of Warwicke, Efq. and had 



YiTue by the fame Margerie five Sonnes, vid: Walter, Robte^ 

Thomas, Edward, and Philip. Who died A. Dni 1592, 

Aprilis 15. And Margerie the 20. of Decemb. 1602. 

Sir Walter, the elded fon, was his fucceffor at Ingeftre ; 
and of the others, one was anceftor to the family feated at 
Grendon, whofe defcendant, Walter Chetwynd, Efq. re- 
prefented the city of Litchfield in three feveral parliaments 
of K. George I. and II. and in 1731 was made Governor 
of Barbadoes ; married the daughter of John Goring of 
Kingfton, and of Callowhill, in the county of Stafford, 
Efq. and dying, in London 5 February 1731, left iflue by 
her, who died there 11 March following. And Edward, 
the fourth fon, was born about the year 1577 ; after his 
education in Exeter-college, Oxford, he took orders, and 
became a frequent preacher in and near that city ; was 
chofen Lecturer of Abingdon and Briilol, in 161 3, chap- 
lain to the Queen cf K. James I. ; commenced Doctor of 
Divinity 15 July 1616 ; and was preferred 16 June 1617 
to the Deanery of Briftol, to the great fatisfaction of that 
city, having feveral oilier preferments. He married Hele- 
na, daughter of Sir John Harrington (an eminent poet) of 
Kelfton in the county of Somerfet, and dying 13 May 
1639, was buried m the choir of his cathedral, near her, 
who died inChildbiith 9 November 1628, in the 39 year 
of her age. 

Sir Walter Chetwynd of Ingeftre, was Sheriff of the j r 
county of Stafford in 1607, married firff Mary, daughter ^ alter - 
and heir to John Molyns, of the county of Somerfet, 
(who died 22 May 1591) fecondly the Lady Catharine 
Haftings, eldeft daughter of George, the fourth Earl of 
Huntingdon, widow of Sir Edward Unton, of Wadley in 
Berkfhire, Knt. and had iflue twofons ; Walter, his heir, 
and John, father of the firft Vifcount Chetwynd. 

Walter Chetwynd, Efq. the elder fon, married Frances, 
daughter of Edward, and lifter and heir to Bertin Hafel- 
rig, Efqrs- which Lady lies buried at Grendon, with this 
infenption on her monument ; 

H. S. E. 

Francesca unica Filia 

Edvardi Haselrig de Arthingworth 

In Agro Northampt. Arm. 

Ac Francesco Uxoris fuse, filiae et Cohseredis 

Will. Br ocas de Thedingworth 


i 5 4 CHETWYND, Viscount CHETWYND, 

In Agro Leic. Arm. 
Tandcmque hseres Bertini Haselrig Fratris fui> 

Walt. Chetwynd Arm. hujus Manerii Do- 
mino enupta, 
Cui unicum Filium 
Walt e rum nomine peperit, 
Poflea vero 
Wolstano Dixey de Bofworth 
In di&o Leic. Com. Baronetto. 
Diem obiit 
Nov. XVI. 
A. ab Incarn. Dni M. D. CLXXXVI. 
JEtat. fuae LXXXI. 

Walter Chetwynd, Efq. the only fon, very much im- 
proved his feat of In^eftre, and being patron of the church, 
he confidered, that it not only flood very incommodioufly, 
but was fo ruinous, that it would be better to rebuild, than 
repair it ; and by an inftrument, bearing date, at Lam- 
beth, I a April 1673, having obtained a faculty from the 
Archbifhop of Canterbury, to rebuild it in a more commo- 
dious place, adjoining to his houfe, the foundation was laid 
the fame year, and in 1676 the building entirely finiftied 
in a uniform and elegant manner, the windows and ciel- 
ings being embelliflied with the arms of the family, alfo 
of thofe they had married into, as the walls were with their 
funeral monuments of curious white marble, and the 
whole vaulted for their dormitory, whither all the bodies, 
which had been interred in the old church, were removed 
and decently depofited. Over the entrance, under the 
tower, on a fmail table of white marble, is this modeft in- 
scription c' 

Deo Opt. Max. 

Templum hoc 

A Fundamentis extru&um 

Walterus Chetwynd 

(Walt. Fil. Walt. Equ. Aur. Nepos) 

L. M. 

D. D. D. 

Anno /Erae Chriftianse 




The church was folemnly confecrated in Auguft 1677 
by Thomas, Bifhop of Coventry and Lichfield ; the Dean 
of Litchfield preaching the fermon, and others of the cler- 
gy reading prayers, baptizing a child, churching a wo- 
man, marrying a couple, and burying a corpfe, all which 
offices were performed the fame day ; the founder and pa- 
tron offering upon the altar the tythes of Hopton, an ad- 
joining village, to the value of 50I. a year, as an addition 
to the rectory for ever. A work this, worthy of his name 
and family, and more to be eiteemed than all his gentility 
and learning, though both were very great. 

In 1680 he was iheriff of the county of Stafford, and 
departing this life 21 March 1692, was buried in the vault 
cf his new church, leaving no iffue by his wife Anne, eld- 
eft daughter of Sir Edward Bagot of Blithfield, Bart- 
( which Lady was born 14 March 1642, married in 1658, 
and died 6 December 1671) but he had a daughter Fran- 
ces, who dying before him, was buried at Grendon, un- 
der a marble monument, thus inferibed: 

M. S. 


Unicae Prolis 

Walteri Chetwynd Arm. 


FiliaeEDVARDi Bagot de Blithfield 

In Agro Staff. Baronetti 

Conjugis fuse Charifs. 

Diem obiit 

Viceffimo menfe setatis fuse 

Ao. ab Incarn. Dni. M.D.CLXXIII- 

So that he was fucceeded by Walter, his coufin and 
godfon, fon of his uncle John. 

Which John Chetwynd, Efq. had his education in John. 
Exeter college, Oxford, where he took the degree of A. B. 
18 January 1641, and that of A.M. 17 October 1648. 
He refided at Ridge near Bloreheath in Stafford (hi re, was 
member of parliament in the reigns of Charles II. and 
James II. and by his Lady, who died 28 February 1758, 
set. 80, he had one daughter Lucy, married to Edward 
Yonge, Efq. Bath King of Arms ; and three fons, Wal- 
ter, created Vifcount Chetwynd ; John, and William- 
Richard who both fucceeded to that title. 

Walter, the eldeft fon, who fucceeded to the eftate of Walter, 
his coufin, ferved for the boroughs of Stafford and Litch- yif c * ullt 



field in all the parliaments, from the year 1703 to his 
death. In the reign of Q^ Anne he was mafler of the 
buck-hounds, in which poft being fucceeded by Sir Wil- 
liam Wyndham 12 July 17 11, he was appointed 18 Ja- 
nuary 1 7 14 Chief Ranger or" St. James's Park, and Keeper 
of the Mall there, which he alfo refigned in June 1727.- 
His Majefty K. George I. was pleafed to advance him to 
the Peerage of Ireland, by the titles of Baron of Rath- 
downe, and Vifcount Chetwynd of Bearhaven, by privy 
feal, dated at St. James's 27 May, and by patent * 29 
June 1717, with limitation of the honours to the heirs 
male of the body of his father, and 20 marcs creation fee, 
payable out of the Exchequer. On 18 January 17 17 he 
was ele&ed high fteward of the borough of Stafford ; and 
his Lordthip marrying Mary, daughter and coheir to 

John Berkeley, Vifcount Fitz-Harding, and Baron of 
Lathdowne, Treafurer of the Chamber, and Teller of 


* The preamble. Quoniam ad noftram dignitatem atque Am- 
plitudinem fpe&at, ut viri erga nos fide, erga patriam amore pne- 
cellentes, honoribus augeantur, vifum ell nobiiem nobifque perdi- 
ledtum Gualterum Chetwynd de Ingeftry Armigerum, filium delecli 
ct perquam fidelis Johannis Chetwynd nuper de Ingeftrey Armigeri, 
in comitatu noftro de Stafford, in regno noftro Magnse Britanniae, in 
Procerum noftrorum Ordinem conferibere. Optimo id Merito fuo, 
five amicimmum ejus erga Sereniffimam noftram familiam animum 
refpiciamus, five fidem intemeratam et egregiam operam, quam in 
Comitiis publicis per multos retro annos pollhabitis, omnium turn 
temporis maleferia fervore illecebris ftrenue et conftanter navavit, 
ut Sceptra Bricanna, Domui noftrae augufte Legibus Patriis jam de- 
creta, farta nobis et te&a conferverentur ; five poftquam Imperio 
feliciter potiti effemus, tot ac tanta ejufdem contemplemur eximii 
erga nos ftudii edita Indicia ea in Proviucia, qu?? omnium Regni 
rioftri non ita pridem impotent) bus Partium adverfarum Conatibus 
maxime periclitabatur, cum plurimos ibi nobis jam Hoftes vel fua 
praefentia deterruerit, vel vacillanres in tide fufiinuerit, vel in aper- 
tam perduellionem prorumpere paratos ad Officium revocarit , five 
Mores ejus fpectemus, ad omnia denique ruimanas et generofre In- 
dolis munera compontos , ad quas quide^^ Dotes fibi proprias et 
eongenitas, Profapia quoque decus et Majorum imagines jure ad- 
jungend^e funt, cum prrefertim eorum alii foris virtute militari aut 
Trophaea ab Hoftibus prsrepta, aut fumma belli Munia in Gallia, 
Belgio, et Hifpania confecuti lint : Alii vero Bomi, omnibus Pacis 
artibus ornati, Regio Anteceiiorum noltrorum refcriptoin Procerum 
Donium vocati, omnia ibi Laudis documenta exhibuerunt , cujus 
itaque inclyti Siemmatis memoiiym ut ab oblivione vindicemus, et 
recentibus praedicti Gualteri Chetwynd Meritis imtrtextam a?vo pre- 
fenti poirerifque commendatiorem faciamus, ipfum Stylo ac titulo 
Baronis de Rathdowne et Vicecomitis Chetwynd de Bearhaven con- 
decorare placuit, Sciatic igitur, &c. (P-ot. Anno 1 Geo, I. 1. 
p. f. 


the Exchequer in the reign of Q^ Anne ; by her, who was 
maid of honour to that Queen, and died 3 June 1 741 , 
above 70 years of age, he had no iffue ; and deceafmg 21 
February 1 735 at Ingeftre, after a tedious ficknefs, was 
buried in the family vault, being fucceeded by his bro- 

John, the fecond Vifcount Chetwynd, who from the John, 
year 1702 ferved in parliament for Stockbridge, St. Maws T . f 2 
and Stafford ; was Receiver General of the Dutchy of 
Lancafter in the reign of (^ Anne ; and 8 November 
1 7 14 was made one of the Commimoners of Trade and 
Plantations ; being alfo appointed 14 May 17 17 his Ma- 
jefty's Envoy Extraordinary to the court of Spain ; and 9 
March i735chofento fupply his brother's place as Re- 
corder of Stafford, of which borough he was High Steward. 
His Lordlhip had feveral children, of whom his eldeffc 
lbn died at Ingeftre 30 May 1741, about 21 years of age j 
William-Richard, heir apparent and only fon, was choien 
to parliament in 1754 for the borough of Stafford, and died 
in February 1765 in the South of France, leaving no iffue 

by the eldeft daughter of Wollafton of London, 

Efq. whom he married 13 March 1753; anc ^ his Lord - 
{hip's eldeft daughter in Auguft 1748 was married to John 
Talbot, Efq. brother of William, Lord Talbot, to whom 
Ihe was fecond wife, and by him had, belides other chil- 
dren, John-Chetwynd Talbot, Efq. born in December 
1749, married 7 May 1776, the Lady Charlotte Hill, 
daughter of Wills, Earl of Hill/borough ; on the death of 
his uncle William, Earl Talbot, he fucceeded him as 
Lord Talbot, and was created Vifcount and Earl Talbot, 
3 July 1784 , His Lordfhip deceafmg 21 June 1767 
was fucceeded in the title by his brother 

William-Richard, the third Vifcount, who before his William- 
accefnon to the honour, relided at Hafeler near Litchfield. R lchard 
In June 1708 he was appointed by Q. Anne, her Majef- yjf C Q UUt 
ty's refident at the court of Genoa, whence he was recalled 
in 1 7 12, and from the year 17 14 was a member of the 
Britiih parliament ; 16 April 17 17 he was made a Com- 
rniflioner of the Admiralty, which he religned in June 
1727, and being appointed mafter-workerof his Majefty's 
mint, refigned that employment 3 June 1769; he fuc- 
ceeded to the title 21 June 1767, and decealed 3 April 

1 Collins'? Supp. 159. 375. 


1770 in his 83 year. He married a daughter of 
Baker, Efq. and by her who died in childbirth 5 Septem- 
ber 1726 had three fons and three daughters, viz. Wil- 
liam, heir apparent; Richard; Grenville-Anfon (who 
25 July 1783 married the daughter and heir of the late 
Henry Stapylton of Wighill in the county of York, Efq. 
and by his Majefty's permiflion affumed the name of Sta- 
pylton) ; daughter Deborah died in November 1784 ; 
Efther ; and Louifa. 
William. William Chetwynd, the eldeft fon, ferved in the Bri- 
tifli parliament for the borough of Stockbridge ; 19 No- 
vember 175 1 he married the youngefi: daughter of Sir Jo- 
nathan Cope, Bart, and dying before his father left iflue 
two fons % and three daughters, of whom the eldeft fori 
fucceeded his grandfather, viz. 
William, William, the fourth and prefent Vifcount Chetwynd, 
. 4 who was born 26 January 1753, fat firft in parliament 
\ilcount. I4 oaober 1773 2 , and 25 June 1782 his prefent Majefty 
was pleafed to grant him an annual pennon of 400I. J - 
His Lordfhip is married and has iffue . 

Titles.] William Chetwynd, Vifcount Chetwynd of 
Bearhaven in the county of Kerry, and Baron of Rath- 
downe in the county of Dublin. 

Creations.] So created 29 June 17 17, 3 Geo. I. 

Arms.] Saphire, a cheveron between three mullets, 

Crest.] On a wreath, a Goat's head erafed, pearl, 
attired, gold. 

Supporters.] Two Unicorns, pearl, each gorged 
with a chaplet of red rofes, having a chain of the fame re- 
flexing over their backs. 

Motto.] Probitas Verus Honos. 

* Lodge. Lords Jour. IV. 688. 3 Penfion Lift, 

* Fielding's Peerage. 


C *59 ) 



1~1 1 S Lordfliip's family came from Normandy to Eng- 24 
land, fo early as the reign of K. William II. in the per- 
fon of George de Brodrick, fon of Sir Richard, defcended George, 
from Rodolphus, Count of Hapfburg, fecond brother to 
Henry, Duke of Germany. Which George was lineal 
anceftor to Sir Thomas Brodrick, fome time of Richmond ^,, . 

in the county of York, and of Wandefworth in Surry, *" omas * 
who married Catharine, daughter of Sir Oliver Nicholas 
of Aubrey in Wiltihire, and dying in 1641, in the 46 
year of his age, had iflue three daughters and five fons ; 
Alan ; Thomas ; St. -John ; Oliver ; and William ; of 
whom the two youngeft died unmarried ; and Alan the 
eldeft fucceeding his father at Wandefworth, became an 
intimate friend of the famous Earl of Clarendon, when 
Lord Chancellor of England ; and being a man of great 
abilities, was knighted in 1660 *, by K. Charles II. and by 
letters patent dated at Weftminfter 2 Auguft 1660, ap- 
pointed to fucceed Sir Adam Loftus in the office of fur- 
veyor, eftimator and extenfor-general of Ireland for 
life, who by the King's writ dated at Weftminfter 26 July 
1660 was fuperfeded and directed to intermeddle no lon- 
ger in the execution of that office 2 ; who refufing to make 
a furrender thereof, his Majefty wrote from Whitehall, 26 
November, to George, Duke of Albemarle, L. L. to con- 
firm him therein ; letting him know, that whereas hi* 


* It appears that he was knighted between 1 Auguft and 18 Sep- 
tember, being ftyled a Knight in the privy feal of that date, giving 
him a licence of abfence, the King having prefent ufe of his attend- 
ance and fervice in England. (Rolls Office, and Lodge.) 

* Rot. Hib. Anno 12 Car. II, x, p. f. M. 1. 

2 Idem. M. 2, 

i Go BRODRICK, Viscount MlDLETON. 

council, learned in the laws, had declared under their 
hands, that Sir Adam Loftus, by non-attendance, had 
forfeited his office of furveyor-general of Ireland, and by 
accepting a patent of the vice-treafurerihip of that king- 
dom, his former patent became void in law; and whereas 
his Majefty under the great feal of England, had difcharg- 
ed him from execution of the fame, who, contrary to law, 
prefumed to officiate, being never fworn, and had granted 
the fame to Sir Alan Brodrick, who was fworn by the 
Lord Chancellor Euftace, he therefore required him to ad- 
mit his deputy, John Petty, to the peaceable execution of 
the office according to the tenour of a warrant under the 
privy fignet dated 1 8 September, which letter was follow- 
ed by his Majefty's fuperfedeas. 

19 March 1660, he was appointed one of the commif- 
iloners for fettling the affairs of Ireland. In the parlia- 
ment, which met 9 May 1661, he was member for Dun- 
garvan ; in which year (9 September) he was created A. M. 
by the Univerfity of Oxford ; and in confideration that he 
had fuffered very much in the time of his Majefty's ab- 
fence beyond the fea, and was particularly employed and 
entrufted by him in the late great and happy work of his 
reftoration, wherein he was inftrumental, and ftill continu- 
ed indefatigably, to render faithful and acceptable fervices 
to the crown, " for which, " fays the King, " he hath not 
<e as hitherto received thofe real marks of our grace and 
* favour, which we intend, and are refolved to confer up- 
4t on him, for the advantage of him and his pofterity ;" 
his Majefty was therefore pleafed by privy feal, dated at 
Whitehall, 25 February i66o> to grant him the eftates of 
Colonel John Huefon fome time of Dublin, and Colonel 
Daniel Axtell fome time of Kilkenny, attainted of high 
treafon, ordering him to be put into quiet poiTemon there- 
of, and effectual grants to be made to him of the fame . 
But the King afterwards granting thofe eftates to his bro- 
ther James, Duke of York, and Sir Alan fubmitting there- 
to ; his Majefty in recompence of his ready compliance, 
did 22 January 1662, order a grant to be paffed to him, 
his heirs andaffignes, out of other forfeited lands, of the 
full moiety in value, worth, and purchafe of what the faid 
eftates amounted to, which being 10,759 Acres, 3 Roods, 
and 20 perches, Englifh meafure, he paffed patent 20 May 
1663 tor fo much forfeited lands, as amounted to a moiety 


* Rot. 13 Car. II. 3. p. D. R, 1, 

BRODRICK, Viscount MIDLETON. i<5i 

thereof, and which Ihould or might accrue to the crown, 
by reafon that the fame was unduly obtained by bribery, 
forgery, perjury, fubornation cf witneiTes, concealments, 
fali'e or undue admeafurements, or by any overt a<5t to 
the King's reftoration or government P. 

In 1663 he came into Ireland one of the commiflioners 
for executing the acts of fettlement, being well learned in 
the laws, and clear in his reputation for virtue and integri- 
ty ; and the at of explanation palling into a law 23 De- 
cember 1665, he was 1 January eniuing, with Sir Edward 
Smith, Chief Juftice of the Common Pleas, Sir Edward 
Dering Bart. Sir Winfton Churchill, Knt. and Edward 
Cooke, Efq. appointed the five commiflioners for putting 
it in execution. He was endowed with a poetical wit, 
of which feveral fpecimens are extant ; and departing this 
life at Wandfworth 25 November 1680, was buried there 
3 December. 

His brother Sir St. John Brodrick came into Ireland gj r 
during the troubles of 1641, and was rewarded for his fer-St. John. 
vices in fuppreffing them, 25 November 1653, with the 
lands of Ballyanin (where he was then feated) Garryduffc, 
Eaft and Weft Bally vodicke, Weft-Ball: ntobride, and Coole- 
more, in the barony of Barrymore and county of Cork ; of 
which being in pofTeflion when the a&s of fettlement paf- 
fed, they were thereby vefted in him and his heirs for 

ever.- He afterwards became feated at Midleton (a great 

part of which town, with the church, he built) was ho- 
noured with knighthood, and in the firft parliament after 
the reftoration was member for the town of Kingfale. By 
privy feal dated at Whitehall 21 January 1660, the King 
wrote, that being fatisfied by an inftrument, under the 
hand of Francis Peafley, bearing date 1 February 1649, 
that he then furrendered all his right, title, and intereft, 
of and in the office of Provoft Marftial General of the 
province of Munfter, to a perfon that was not capable of 
executing the fame by the laws of Ireland, and confe- 
quently the difpofal of that office devolved to the King ; 
his Majefty therefore directed a patent to ifTue for granting 
the fame to St. John Brodrick, Efq. during- his natural 
life, and in cafe it Ihouid be found that any patent or 
grant of that office was in force, that the fame mould be 
granted to him in#reverfion, immediately after the deter- 
mination of the faid patent 2 Accordingly 2 February 

Vol. V. M following, 

" Rot. 1 5 . %. p. f. R, 24, ^ lfez* m A. 13 Car, II. 1. p. f. 


following, he had a grant of the faid office by patent for 
fife, with the {landing fee of 4s. 2d. f. per diem, and a 
flipend or entertainment for ten horfemcn of I2d. fterling 
a piece per diem, with a!! other fees belonging to the faid 
office, which were lawfully ufed and enjoyed by Sir Tho- 
mas Wenman, or Francis PeaOey r . And upon his hum- 
ble fupplication to have the faid office conferred upon him 
for life, the King by privy fignet dated at Whitehall 2 May 
1 66 1, directed the fame to be done in confederation of his 
iervices done to the King and for his intereft in Ireland, for 
which he merited much to be employed by his Majefty in 
that kingdom 2 . On 14 March 1660 3 , he was made 
Captain of a foot company, purluant to privy fignet from 
Whitehall 28 February preceding, wherein the King 
writes, " By orders formerly given by George, Duke of 
*' Albemaile, L. L. four companies were to be fufpended, 
ii which the King had confirmed; but upon the fuit of 
St. John Brodrick, Efq. to be gratified with a command 
in Ireland, his Majefty for his many loyal fervices, 
6i was pleafed to fuperiede his former refolutions fo far as 
" to appoint him to one of the faid four companies 4 ": 
And 30 July following he received a free pardon for all 
things, acted or fpoken againft his Majefty, before 29 

December preceding*. He married Alice, daughter of 

Sir Randal Clayton of Thelwell in the county of Chefter, 
Knt. and had fix fons, and as many daughters, five of 
whom died young, and Catharine, the furvivor, married 
Do<5tor William Whitfield, and died in London 3 May 
1731. The fons were 
(1) Thomas Brodrick, Efq. one of the privy council to K. 

William, in whofe reign he was a member of parliament, 


* He had fix grants of lands in virtue of the ac~ts of fettlement ;. 
and by parent, dated 2 January 1670, purfuant to privy fignet 
dated at Whitehall 10 June, the catties, towns, and lands of Caltle- 
redmond, Corrabby, and divers others in the baronies of Barrymore, 
Fermoy, and Orrery, were erecled into the manor of Midleton, with 
power to let apart 800 acres for demefne ; to impark 800 more 
with the privileges of courts, wails, eftrays, cVc. Caftleiedmond and. 
Corrabby being made a free borough and corporation, to extend 
every way from the. middle of the town 100 acres in the whole-, to 
be named the borough and town of Midleton ; to confiil of a fore- 
leign, two bailiffs, and twelve burgeiles, to be fuit named by him ; 
'.irii power to fend two burgeffes to parliament ; to have two maces 
borne before ihe lovereign he and his heirs to appoint a recorder,, 
tovvn.clerk, and other officers. (Lodge.) 

. * Rot. IJ9, 1. p. f, 2 Idem. 2. p. D, R. 20, 

5 Idem, 3. p. f. R. 20. * Idem. 


and in 1703 was chofen to reprefent the county of Cork ; 
in the Engliih parliament he ferved for the borough of Stock- 
bridge, as he alfo did in 1 7 1 3 ; being appointed Comp- 
troller of the Salt Duties ; and 1 May 1708 joint Comp- 
troller of the accompts of the army, with Sir Philip Med- 

dows, which he refigned in June 17 11. On 9 October 

1 7 14 he was made a member of the privy council to K. 
George I. being chofen to parliament in that year for Stock- 
bridge, as he was in the following year for Guildford* 7 
in 1720 was chofen (by ballot) chairman of the committee 
of fecrecy, appointed for the detection of frauds and vil- 
lainies, acted in the fpring and fummer preceding ; and in 
1722 was elected to parliament for Guildford in Surry, 
having ferved for that borough before, and fo continued to 
his death, which happened 3 October 1730, in the 77 
year of his age. He married Anne, daughter of Alex- 
ander Pigott of Inimannon in the county of Cork, Elq. by 
Anne, daughter of Sir Edward Bolton of Brazeel in the 
county of Dublin, Knt. and left liTue Laurence Brodnck, 
Efq. who 20 January 1735 was appointed joint Regifter 
of all deeds and conveyances in Ireland, which he refigned 
to his colleague Arthur Hill, Elq. in September follow- 

Alan, created Lord Midleton. (2) 

St. John Brodrick, Efq. ferjeant at law, who died at (3) 
Wandfworth 1 2 June 1707, unmarried. 

Randal died alfo unmarried. (4) 

William, appointed in October 1692, Attorney-General r,-\ 
of the ifland of Jamaica, to which office he was again af- 
figned by (^ Anne in March 17 10, and continued in 
May 1 7 15 by K. George I. who 23 December 17 18 made 
him bis fecond ferjeant at law, and in 1733 he was living 
at St. Jago de la Vega. 

Rev. Doctor Laurence Brodrick, who was chaplain to the (6^ 
Houfe of Commons in England ; was made Prebendarv 
of Weftminfter 17 July 1710, and died at Kenfington 19 
July 1 740, leaving an only daughter, who in March 1 741-2, 
became fecond wife to Benjamin Bachurft, Efq. brother 
to Allen Lord Bathurft ; and a fon Laurence of Birchfield, 
near Kilkenny; prefented 15 July 174$ to the rectory 
and vicarage of Callan in the diocefs of Qffory ; and 16 

M 2 Auguli 

* On 3 April 1 7 18 he palled patent, for holding two fairs, on ix 
Jane and 26 March, at Midleton at the rent af 6s. 84. 

x Lod^e, 


Auguft enfuing, made treafurer of Lifmore, and Vicar of 
Tubrid, Derragrath and Baliybeacon ; who married Jane, 
daughter of St. John Brodrick, Kfq. as hereafter, and had 
a ion born 23 April 1750. 
Alan, Alan Brodrick, Efq. the fecond fon, was attainted with 

f his brother James, by K. James's parliament ; being 
\ikount. brought up to the profeffion of the law, he became [o eminent 
therein, that 19 February 1690 (immediately after the re- 
duction of Ireland by K. William) his Maj-efty made him 
his ferjeant at law, at the fame time granting him a li- 
cence to be of council for the Mayors of the city of Cork ; 
and 6 June 1695 appointed him folicitor-general of Ire- 
land, in which poll he was continued by CX Anne 4 June 
1702 ; and being returned to h^r fir ft parliament, which 
met 20 September 1703, member for the city of Cork, he 
was the day following un'inimouily chofen Speaker of the 
Koufe of Commons, and on the 24 presented to the 
Duke of Ormond, L. L. for his approbation *. 

His conduct, however, being difagreeable to the L- L. 
by the oppolition he gave his Grace in nailing fome bills* 
which he intended for the benefit of Ireland, and which 
were thereby fruftrated, he was removed in April 1704, 
from his poll of her Majefty's folicitor-general, and fo 


* In his fpech to his Hrace on this occadon, he faid, " The com- 
' mons in parliament affembled,. have, in obedience to your Grace's 
*' command, proceeded to the choice of a Speaker, and their choice 
" hath terminated in me. If Heady loyalty to the crown, fincere 
*' whiles and an hearty inclination, with the utmofi deligence topro- 
" mote theprofperity of her Ma jelly and this kingdom, \s ere fufhc lent 
" to qualify me for the duedifcharge of that great trull., I fhould not 
" think it modeft in me, but its oppofite vice, to di fable mvielf. 
; ' For iris in the power, as it is the duty, of every man, to be a 
" loval fubjeCr, and a lover of his country; and I hone, I may, 
*' without the lea ft imputation cf vanity, be permitted (upon this 
a occafion) to affirm, that I m aft forget my prefent fentiments, and 
"' be much altered from what I am, when I ceafe ro be either." 

Whereupon the Lord Chancellor thus acquainted the hcule,. and 
addreifed himfelf to their Speaker. 

" Mr. Solicitor, 
" The knowledge his Grace my L. L. has of you,, and the cha- 
racter you have in the world, do fully latisfy his Grace, that you 
are a pe'rfdn, fitly qualified for the great truft repofed in you ; and 
therefore his Grace bath readily approved of the vhoice, which 

the commons have made of you to be rheir Speaker It is a cir- 

cumitance of great fatisfa&ion to his Grace, that your election 
was unanimous, for his Grace cannot look upon this ^ood agree- 
ment in the beginning, but as a certain preiage of a happy con- 
clufion of this felfion of parliament." 



continued till the year 1707, when the Queen (12 June) 
appointed him her Attorney-General, into which he was 
fworn the 30 of that month.- On 17 December 1709, 
Sir Richard Pyne, Chief Juftice cf the Kind's Bench, dy- 
ing at Afhley in England, he was appointed his luccciFor 4 
January ; and the writer of Thomas, Earl of Wharton's 
life, then L. L. obferves, " That he procured that high poll: 
" for one of the moll: worthy patriots of that kingdom, as 
ff an inftance of the care he took of the fecurity of religi- 
*l on and liberty. " r-By this promotion, being called up to 
the Houfe of Peers, he took his feat on the Wooliack 19 
May 1 7 10, and received the thanks of the commons for 
the faithful and eminent fervices, performed to that houfe 
in the chair, during the time of his being Speaker *. 

The Queen, about this time, making a change in her 
miniftry, his Lordfnip, among others, was removed from 
his employment, 4 July I 711, being fucceeded by Sir 
Richard Cox; and the parliament of this kingdom being 
diffolved by proclamation 6 May 1 713, and a new one or- 
dered to meet, he was chofen reprefentative of the county 
of Cork, and 25 November, the Duke of Shrewsbury 
opening the feffion, he was the next day prefented to his 
Excellency by the Houfe of Commons, as their Speaker f. 

His conftant, faithful attachment to the eftabliihed reli- 
gion and laws of his country, and to the fucceffion of the 
crown in the illuftrious Houi'e of Hanover, were fo emi- 
nent and confpicuous, that no fooner had K. George I. 

M 3 afcended 

* To which he replied, " I am extremelv fenfible of this great 
*' honour done me, as I always have been of the goodnefs of the 
" Houfe of Commons, in fupporting me in the discharge of the 
*' truft, they were pleafed to repofe in me, and can't fufficiently ac- 
" knowledge their favour, or exprefs the fktisfadtion 1 take, that 
" the witnefTes of mv behaviour during fo manv feffion s of oarlia- 
* ment, have unammouity approved it, and given an uncontroula- 
** ble teftimony of my having, in all inftances, to the belt of my 
41 power, done my duty to the crown, the Houfe cf Commons, 
** and the kingdom in general." 

-p When the Lord Chancellor thus addreffed him : 
44 Mr. Brodrick, 

" I am commanded by my L. L. to acquaint you, that his 
*' Grace, not doubting jour abilities, and expecting that you will 
" endeavour to keep this feffion quiet and eafy, and to give fuch 

1 Lords Jour. II. 421. 


afcended the throne, than he preferred him by privy feal 
dated 30 September, and by patent 1 October 17 14, to 
the office of Lord High Chancellor of Ireland, into which 
he was fworn 14 October, and he continued in that great 
trufl to 25 June 1725 . On 9 October 17 14 he was 
fworn of the privy council (as he had been to K. William, 
and Q^ Anne) ; and, by privy feal, dated at St. James's 22 
February 1714, and by patent* 13 April 1 7 1 5, was ad- 
vanced to the dignity of Baron Brodrick of Midleton ; 
and, 1 2 November, (the firft day of the firft parliament 
after his Majefty's acceflion) he took his feat in the Houfe 
. of Peers 2. 


* The preamble. Qyandoquidern nihil habeamus in regia noftra 
dignitate magnificentius, quam quod abea, quafi fonte unico, tituli 
et honores in fubditos nolhosderiventur ; nihil apud riosfari&iiis ha- 
foebitur, quam eos a nobis et republica bene merentibus decernere. 
Horum in numero, jure optimo, perquam fidelem et praedilechtm 
conciliarium noftrum Alannm Brodrick recenfemus, quern amplif- 
fimis honoribus illuftrando dudum princeps populufque, tanquam. 
muli, contendiffe videantur. Dum propria egregii Viri Merita in- 
tuemur, flemmatis fui claritudinem, quafi fupervacaneum filentio 
praeterimus, quamvis hac etiam in parte fingulari fplendore emi- 
neat, ab illo fcilicet Gulielmi Normanni commilitone prognatus, 
qui jam turn domus fuae gloriam (quod Infignibus gentilitiis familias 
vel in eo faeculo propriis fatis conitat) a proavis militia inclytis de- 
dudlam oftentarit tantis ortus majoribus ad famam confequendam 
novi hominis labore ac patientia hie nofter ufus eft, non ad earn 
quam jam agendus eft dignitatem raptim tranfiliit, ac in curiu ho-> 
norum per oiheia ampliifima gradatim proveclus, follicitatoris ac 
deinde Attornati Generalis Muniis maxima cum Laude perfunttus, 
tandem principis in banco regio Jufticiarii fedem occupavit, unde 
majori Gloria amotus ell quam qua alii ad eandem dignitatem ovecii 
iunt, nempe ob fidem in domum noilram ac religionem reformatam, 
ifto munere iftis temporibus fpoliari meruit, fortunae optimorum ci- 
vium pavticep? illuftris, qui vix ullum in republica authoritatem re- 
tinuerunt, quam armis, virtutibus, confiliis in fummo Gloriae fafli- 
gio collocaflent. Noluit interim pairia integerrimi juxta ac orna- 
tiffimi viri ope ct auxilio carere, quern inde inferiori fenatus curiae 
praefecit, ubi antea oratoris parte?, omni laude cumulatus, adim- 
pleverat, hoc in munere obeundo tan turn valuit graviliimi viri con- 
iiantia et audtoritas, ut caufa noftra in Britanniarum regno languef- 
cens, prorfus et in extremum difcrimen adducla, in Hibernia novis 
Tiribus indies crefceret ac vigeret. Quum proinde aequum nobis 
vilum fiierit in tanto viro ornando partem habuiife ipfum earum le- 
gum quas fappius vindicavit cullodem nomine ac poteftate magni 
cancellarii con>tituimus, nunc infuper ut iis nunquam non invigiler, 
procerum ordinibus a&lcribi volumus. Sciatis igitur, &c. (Rot. 
1 G20. I. 1. p. f.) 

1 Lodge Collect. 2 Lords Jour. II. 4.54. 

BRODRICK, Viscount MIDLETON. i6- : 

On 20 March 17 16, he was conftituted one of the L. J. 
of the kingdom, as he was again 7 January 1 7 17 ; a third 
time, 20 November 17 19; a fourth time, 29 March 
1723 ; and a fifth time, 20 May 1724; having been fur- 
ther advanced in the Peerage, by privy feal, dated at 
Hampton-Court, 31 July, and by patent *, 15 Auccuft 
171 7, by the title of Vifcount Middleton, with the crea- 
tion fee of 20 Marcs, by which title he fat firft in parlia- 
ment the 27 of that month x ; and 7 January following, 
embarking for England with the Duke of Bolton, L. L. 
was chofen, during his ftay in that kingdom, to fervc in 
parliament for Midhurft in Suifex, for which, in March 
1-723, he was rechofen -j-, which he continued to reprefent 
till his death; and on 6 June 1725, he was commiffioned 
with Sir Ralph Gore, Sir John St. Leger, and others ; to 
examine and mfpe6t all accompts of public money 2 . 


* The preamble. Cum au&a in nos et rempublicam merita 
su&os a nobis honores poitulare videantur ; cumque xquum lit ut 
Alanum Baronem Brodrick de Midleton, Cancellarium nofirum 
Regni noftri Hiberniae, talem tantumque virum, quern tot egregi?e 
et rara: virtuteo in eo confpicuae, ad poftremum nObilitatis gradum. 
evexere, esedem multiplicatae et magis illuitratae in altiorem digni- 
tatis gradum promoveant ; eum igitur, quern Hibernia femper ex- 
perta eft fibi fidelem in periculonilimis et pene perditis reipublicae 
temporibus, quern perfpexit verse fidei, reformats religionis, et 
falutis libertatifque communis acrem et ftrenuum propugnatorem, 
quern adeoin deliciis habuit, ut eum (vel renitente bis Palatio) pro- 
penfo erga eum amore, in oratorem publicum civium equitumque 
ienatus eligerat ea dicendi facultate pollentem, quae non iolum cli- 
entium jura libi integra confervaret, verumetiam lapfa in integrum 
reltitueret, quumque ilium tot praeclaris ingenii dotibus infiruCtum 
ipfa ejus patria certiffimis teftimoniis noftro favori cpmmendaverit, 
non dubitavimus eum Baronis honoribus et iniignibus jampridenx 
augere, fed eafdem virtutes, quas fama in eo imminere praedicavit, 
nos ei inelie jamdudum perfpeximus. Ideoque ficut ob celebrem de 
eo et vere diifipatam laudem et praeconium, eum in Conventu No- 
bilium in ipfis Regni noftri initiis recepimus, jam ob eafdem virtutes 
in eo a nobis fatis comper'.as, et ab eo in imperii nofiri pacem et in- 
columitatem, in patrhs dignitatem et commodum, in civium om- 
nium falutem, et coronas nofira? decus et ornamentum feliciter di- 
reCtas et adminiftratas, eundem egregium virum in foro, in fenatu, 
et in curia denique pari laude fe gerentem, in m&gis iublimeYice- 
comitum Sub^ellium. fummo Bonorum omnium confenfu, prove- 
here dignati fortius. Sciatis igitur, <>cc. (Rot. 4 Geo. I. 1. p. f.) 

+ On j 2 January 1726 he had' a licence to hold two fairs, upon 
1 5 April and 1 2 Oftober, at Killmuc-Cleeny in the county of Cork. 

1 Lord? Jour. II. 545. 8 Lodge. 




He married three wives ; to his firft Catharine, fecond 
daughter of Redmond Barry, of Rathcormuck in the coun- 
ty of Cork, Efq- hy his fir(l wife Mary, daughter of John 
Boyle of Cafllelyons, Efq. by whom he had one daughter, 
who died an infant, and one fon St. John Brodrick, Efq. 
who in the reign of C^ Anne, was member of parliament 
for the borough of Midleton, and the city of Cork ; and 
on K. George's acceffion, returned for the county, which 
he reprefented to his death. In 1721 and 1722, he was 
chofen to fit in the Engliih parliament, for Beeralfton in 
Devonfhire, and 25 June 1724, fworn of his Majefty's 
privy council in Ireland. In 1709 he married Anne, 
filler to Trevor, Vifcount Hillfborough, and dying in Fe- 
bruary 1727, had ifTue by her, who died 25 April 1752 ', 
five daughters. 

(!) Catharine, buried 2 November 17 13, in the chancel of 

St. Michan's church, Dublin. 

(2) Anne, married to James, fon of Sir James Jeffereys of 

Blarney in the county of Cork, Knt. living in 17 13, and 
by her- who died in Cork 13 May 1763, had iilue James- 
St.John of Blarney-cattle, (who married the elded: daughter 
of John Fitz-Gibbon, Efq. and by her was father of Mary- 
Anne, Lady Vifcountefs Delvin); Alan, who died at 
Corke, 6 April 1758 ; and Arthur who died there 1 De- 
cember 1760 unmarried. 

f * Catharine, married in 1737 to Charles O Neile of 

Shane's-Caftle in the county of Antrim, Efq. elded fon of 
John, of EdendufT-Carrick, alias ShaneVCaftle, and ne- 
phew of Charles, who married Lady Mary Powlet, eldeil 
daughter of Charles, fecond Duke of Bolton, by his fecond 
wife, which Lady Mary, on her hufband's deceafe in 
1 7 16, remarried with Capel Moore, fon of Charles, 
Earl of Drogheda. John O Neile aforefaid died in 1739, 
having had the faid Charles his heir apparent; Clotwor- 
thy ; daughter Catharine, married to Sir Richard Butler, 
Vifcount Mountgarret, died 15 April 1739, and was buried 
at St. Michan's ; Rachel ; Elinor ; Role ; Anne ; and 
Mary, married to Robert Borrowes of Kildare, Efq. 
Charles, the elded fon married as above, ferved in parlia- 
ment for Randalftown, and dying fuddenly left iffue by 
his Lady who died 31 July 1742, and was buried at St. 
Michan's, two fons and one daughter, viz. John, his 
heirj St. John, born at his grandfather's houfe 6 May 

I74* 3 

, i 

1 Chancery Bill filed 30 January 1764, 

BRODRICK, Viscount MIDLETON." 169 

1741, and married to a daughter of Robert Borrowes, 
Efq. ; and Anne, to Richard Jackfon, Efq. fecond fecretary 
to George, Lord Vifcount fownfend, L. L. John the 
eldeft Ton, received a liberal education in the univernties 
of Dublin and Oxford ; he fucceeded at Shane's-Caftle, 
ierved firft in parliament for Randalftown, and hatli been 
elected to the laft and prefent parliaments for the county of 
Antrim, and fworn of the privy council in Ireland ; 18 
December 1777 he married Henrietta Boyle, only daugh- 
ter of Charles, Lord Dungarvan, heir apparent to John, 
the fifth Earl of Cork and Orrery, and by her has if- 

Mary, married 16 September 1739, to Sir John Freke (4.) 
of Caftle-Freke in the county of Cork, Bart, fourth of 
that title * ; member of parliament for Baltimore, and 
chofen for the city of Cork in 1761 ; her Ladyfhip died at 
Caft!e-Freke 20 June 1761, and was interred at Mi- 
dleron, having no ifiue by Sir John, who married fecond- 
]y in 1765 Lady Elizabeth Gore, fecond daughter of Sir 
Arthur, fir ft Earl of Arran, by whom he had Sir John, 
his heir, now of Caftle-Freke, and the fifth and pre- 
fent Baronet, who represents the borough of Donegal! 
in parliament; and 25 January 1783 married Lady Ca- 
tharine-Charlotte Gore, third daughter of his uncle the 
prefent Earl of Arran. 


* Francis Freke, Efq. a perfon of good repute in Somerfet, was Family of 
father of Robert Freke, who was Auditor of the Treafury in the Freke, 
reigns of K. Henry VIII. and Q^ Elizabeth, and died worth up- Baronets. 
wards of 100, oool. leaving iifue Sir Thomas Freke, Knt. (who fet- 
tled in Dorferfhire and was anceftor to the families of Harming, 
Up way, and Farringdon, in that county) ; and William of Sareen 
in Hampfhire, who took to wife the daughter of Arthur Swaine, 
Efq. and with his fon Arthur removed into Ireland ; which Arthur, 
heir to his father, lived near the city of Cork, and by Dorothy, 
daughter of Sir Piercy Smith of Youghall, Knt. had Piercy, his 
heir, who fucceeded to his father's eftates in Ireland, going to Eng- 
land he married Elizabeth, daughter of Raufe Freke, Efq. his 
kinfman, w r ith whom he had a coniiderable fortune, and purchaf- 
ing the eftate of Bliney in Norfolk, left the fame to his fon Raufe 
Freke, Efq. who was created a Baronet of England 12 Q^ Anne, 
and left iifue three fons, viz. Sir Piercy his fuccelTor ; Raufe who 
died at Richmond in Surry in 1727 unmarried ; and Sir John who 
fucceeded to the title. Sir Piercy, the fecond Baronet, ferved in 
parliament for the borough of Baltimore, and dying unmarried in 
Dublin in April 1728, was fucceeded in title and eftate by his next 
furviving brother Sir John, the third Baronet, mentioned in the 
text. (Baronetage of England, Edit. 1771, III. 38 39-) 




Jane, to Rev. Laurence Brodrick, minifter of CalJan, 
&c. as before mentioned, and had a daughter born 1 8 Sep- 
tember 1758. 

In 1695, his Lordfhip married fecondly Alice, daughter of 
Sir Peter Courthorpe, of the Little-Ifland in the county of 
Cork, (bv his fecond wife, Elizabeth Giffard) and lifter to 
Colonel John Courthorpe, who was killed at the fiege of 
Namure in Flanders, and by her, who was buried at St. 
Michan's 30 June 1703, he had two fons, and one daugh- 
ter ; Courthorpe, baptized 25 March 1700, and buried at 
St. Michan's 23 December following ; Alan, his fucceflbr ; 
and Alice, born 31 May 1697, married 3 March 1736 to 
Rev. John Cattleman, Fellow of All-Souls College, Ox- 
ford, fon to Jonathan Caftleman, of Coberly in Gloucef- 
terfhire, Efq. 

On 1 December 17 16, his Lordfhip married to his third 
wife Anne, daughter of Sir John Trevor, mafter of the 
rolls in England, who died 20 May 1 7 1 7 aged 90 ; widow 
cf Michael Hill of Hillfborough, Efq. and departing this 
life, at Ballyallan in the county of Cork, 29 Auguft 
1728, had no iflue by her, who died 5 January 1747* 
and was fucceeded by his only furviving fon, 

Alan, the fecond Vifcount Midleton, baptized 31 Ja- 
nuary 1 701, who in September 1727 was appointed a 
^lfcount. commiflioner of his Majefty's cuftoms in England, which 
he held till 1730, being conftituted, 27 Auguft that year, 
joint comptroller of the accompts of the army, with Sir 
Philip Meddows ; was member of parliament for Mid- 
hurft ; and, 26 November 1733 took his feat in the Houfe 
of Peers '.On 7 May 1729 his Lordfhip married the 
Lady Mary Capel, youngeft daughter of Algernoon, Earl 
of Eflex, and deceafing in England 8 June 1747, left if- 
fue by her, who, in October 1727, was appointed a Lady 
of the bedchamber to the Princefs Anne of Great-Britain, 
and died in St. JamesVftreet London, 12 March 1762, 
an only fon, 

George, the third Vifcount Midleton, born 3 Octo- 
ber 1730, and named after his Majefty, who flood his 
godfather in perfon, 29 October 1751 he took his feat 
in the Houfe of Peers 2 ; and was chofen to the Britilh 
parliament in 1754 for Alhburton in Devon On 1 May 
1752, his Lordfhip married Albina, daughter of Thomas 

Town! end, 

2 Idem. 787. 






Lords Jour. III. 242. 



Townfend, Efq. brother to Charles, Lord Vifcount 
Townfend, and uncle to George, Marquefs Townfend 
of Reynham, fo created in 1788, and deceafing 22 Sep- 
tember 1765, had iflue by her who in 1788 remarried with 
Edward Miller-Mundy of Shipley in the county of Not- 
tingham, Efq. fix fons and three daughters, viz. George, 
his heir; Thomas, born 10 December 1756; Henry, a 
Captain and Colonel in the Coldftream regiment of 
guards; Charles, (married 8 December 1786, to Mary, 
daughter of Richard Woodward, D. D. Lord Bifhop of 
Cloyne) ; William, under fecretary to the commiffioners 
for managing the Eaft India affairs ; John, an Enfign in 
the firft: regiment of guards ; Albina , Mary ; and Harri- 
ot, married 11 Auguft 1787 to Hon. Richard Lumley, 
brother to George- Auguftus, Earl of Scarborough. 

George, the fourth and prefent Vifcount Midleton, George, 
was born 1 November 1754, ferves in the Britilh parlia- 4 
ment for Whitchurch in Hampmire : 5 December 1778 l count 
he married Frances, daughter of Thomas, Lord Pelham, 
and her Ladyftiip died 23 June 1783. 

Titles.] George Brodrick, Vifcount of Midleton and 
Baron Brodrick of Midleton. 

Creations.] B. Brodrick of Midleton in the county 
of Cork, 13 April 1715, 1 Geo. I. and V. of the fame 
place, 15 Auguft 1717. 

Arms.] Pearl, on a chief, emerald, two fpears heads 
erect, of the field, their points embrued, proper. 

Crest.] A fpear, pearl, embrued, proper, ifluing out 
of a ducal coronet, topaz. 

Supporters.] Two men in compleat armour, each 
holding a fpear, as the creft. 

Motto.] A Cuspide Corona. 

Seats.] Midleton in the county of Cork, 116 miles 
from Dublin ; and Pepper-Harrow in the county of Sur- 
rey 33 miles from London. 

1 Ulfter's Office, 


172 } 


2 5 A HIS noble branch of the houfe of Hamilton dep- 
rives from Sir Frederick, the fifth and youngefl: fon of 
Claud, the firft Lord Paiiley, as may be (ccn under the 
title of Viscount Strabane. 

ir Which Sir Frederick Hamilton, early embracing: a mili- 

f e . rary life, fignalized himfelf under the banner of Guftavus 
Adolphus, King of Sweden ; after which, returning home 
in the latter end of the reign of James I. he came into 
Ireland, accompanied with his Majefty's letter to the L. D. 
dated at 8 April 1620, for his better grace and 
countenance, to have the command of the firfl foot or 
horfe company, that fhould become void ; and according- 
ly, upon the deceafe of Sir Francis Ruifh, fucceeded to his 
company of foot ; which the King afterwards caufing him 
torelinquifh, that the Lord Efmortd might have it for the 
defence of the Fort of Duncannon, in order to abate the 
charge of maintaining a peculiar ward therein ; his Ma- 
jeftv, in confederation thereof, ordered by privy feal dated 
at Weflminfter 10 September 1623, that (notwithstanding 
anv directions to the contrary) he ihould have the very next 
vacant company *. 

He was a gentleman in ordinary of the privy chamber 
to that King and Charles I. and pofTefTed a great (hare 
of their Majefties efteem ; the former of whom, in. 
order to provide for and fettle him in this kingdom, 
made him confiderable grants of lands *, and 6 Auguft 


* By patent, dftted 18 March 1620, were granted to him, his 
heirs and afTignes the quarter of land, called CarrovvroiYe, containing 
788 acres of arable and pafture land, and 2612 of Bog and wood iqj 
the Barony of Dromahere and county of Leitrini, with other lands 

1 Rot. Anne 15 Car. I. 7. p. D. R. 2 

HAMILTON, Viscount B O Y N E. 173 

1623 fent him over with the following; letter to the L. D. 
written from Salifbury. " We have already expreiled our 
iC good refpet to this bearer Sir Frederick Hamilton, Knt. 
tf one of the gentlemen of our privy chamber, by the 
fC grant of fome lands, which we have beftovved upon him 
** in that kingdom, and lately by arlifting him with our 
'/ favour for obtaining the intereft of Sir John Ayres, in 
" the Ifland of Valentin in that realm ; and new at his go- 
" ing thither, we think meet to accompany him with 
4< thefe our letters, which are to recommend him to your 
te efpecial favour in his affairs there; requiring you in all 
?' his caufes, as well concerning that Ifland of Valentia, 
" as any other rights and pofTefiions he hath there, to take 
* care that upon all occafions he may have juftice and all 
** pomble expedition ; and whatfoever good (hall refult unto 
44 him thereby, by your furtherance, will be very accept- 

" able 

in the fame barony and county, amounting in the whole to 1568 
acres of the former, and 4981 of the latter, to hold in Ccipite by 
Knight's fervice. Of all which premiffes, to the intent they might 
be anew granted to him, under fuch rents, covenants and provifoes, 
as by his Majeity's inliruclions for the plantation of the county of 
Laitrim, were to be inferted in the patents of undertakers of the 
like proportions in that plantation, he petitioned K. Charles I. to 
accept of a furrender ; who bv his letter from Weilminiler 12 Janu^ 
ary 1^29 (as an efpecial mark of his favour to him, in regard of 
his long and faithful fervices) directed the L. J. to accept a furren- 
der of the manor of Hamilton, and to regrant the fame, together 
with the feveral proportions purchased by him, namely 1500 acres 
from Captain Henry Fortefcue, 500 from William Neibitt, 200 
from William Sidney, 107 from Owen Mac-Manney Mac-Mury, 
all in the Barony of Dromahere ; 6co from James Rotney, 206 from 
Cahir Mac-Glanigh, 120 from Rory Mac-Glanigh, and about 77 
from Terman O Rourk, in the barony of Roflogher, to be united 
into one manor; he to build a caftle and a bawne, to perform the ar- 
ticles of plantation, and to be made a free denizen of Ireland by the 
faid patent. Accordingly he furrendered the premises 17 May 
1630, and had them regranted and confirmed, with the denization, 
the nextday,to beholden by Knight'sfervice and the rent of 64I. 2s. $d. 
Englifh, with the creation thereof (containing in the whole 4939 
acres of arable and pafture, and 9943 of bogg and wood) into the 
manor of Manor-Hamilton, with a Thurfday market, and three 
fairs on 28 April, 5 June, and 16 September, at Clonemullen, 
Otherwife Hamilton ; free warren ; and liberty to impark iooo 
acres. Alfo, in virtue of the ac"l for remedy of defective titles, he 
received anew confirmation of the premiifes 19 December 1636. at 
the rent of I2C/1. 4s. iod. halfpenny, with a Thurfday market, and 
two fairs on 21 June and 22 September, at Dewellifke. This eftate 
he very much improved by erecting a ilately houfe, one of the molt 
coftly edifices in Conaught, with a fpacious Deer-park, and many 
ther ornamental improvements. 

i74 HAMILTON, Viscount BOYNE. 

" able to us, as being done to one whom we value and 

* c wifn well unto." 

In 1628, by petition to K. Charles I. he defired his 
Majeftv to grant him the nomination and making of two 
Irifli Baronets ; which requeft (though his Majefty was re- 
folved not to draw it into precedent for others) in regard 
the King was defirous to gratify fo well deferving a fervant, 
and was confident, he would nominate none but fuch as 
were of meet and fitting quality and condition for that dig- 
nity, was pleafed to grant ; and accordingly, 20 May 
1 619 he nominated John Magrath of Allevollan in the 
county of Tipperary, and John Wilfon of Killenure in 
the county of Donegal!, Efqrs. who were created to that 
dignity by letters patent. 

Sir Frederick, with his fons James and Frederick, were 
very conliderable officers in thelervice of the Kings Charles 
I. and If. during the rebellion of 1641, and for their ref- 
pe&ive fervices before 1649, had allotted large debentures, 
viz. to Sir Frederick, for 1343!- 9s. id; to James and 
Frederick, 2337I. 9s. id. each; but having no lands fet 
out to them in fatisfa&ion for the fame during their lives, 
an allotment was made, to their adminiflrator, William 
Hamilton of Caledon and his heirs, in trufl for the two 
daughters of the faid James, fon of Sir Frederick *, in 
April 1666, of lands on the eftate of Sir Phelim O 
Neile in the county of Tyrone, and other forfeitures in 
the baronies of Ardagh and Granard in the county of 
Longford, at the rate of 12s. and 6d. the pound, at ten 
years purchafe, befides reprifes 2 . 

He 3 married Sidney, daughter and heir to Sir John 
Vaughan, a Captain in the Irifh army, Privy Counsellor 
and Governor of the city and county of Londonderry, and 
had ifTue three fons and one daughter ; James, his heir ; 
Frederick, who loft his life in the wars of Ireland, and 
died unmarried ; Guftavus, created Vifcount Boyne ; and 
Chriftiana, married to Sir George Monroe of Thermore, 
Major-General, by whom fhe had feveral children, the 
heads of many fSourifhing families in Scotland. 

James Hamilton of Manor-Hamikon, Efq. the eldefl 
fon, married his firft coufin Catharine, daughter of Claud, 
the ririt Lord Strabane, and by her, who remarried firft 
with Owen Wynne, and after with John Bingham, Efqrs. 


r Lodge. * Idem. 

Rot. 15 Car. I. :. p. D. R, 2. 

HAMILTON, Viscount B O Y N E. 175 

having only two daughters, they carried the aforefaid ef- 
tate into the families of their hufbands, of which they 
came to a partition in 1668, and were, Hannah, married 
to Sir William Gore of Manor-Gore, Bart, who died in 
the year 1700, anceftor to the Earl of Rofs ; and Sid- 
ney, to Sir John Hume of Caftle-Hume, Bart, in the 
county of Fermanagh, who died in 1695, and was fa- 
ther, by her, who died in 1688, of the late Sir Guilavus 
Hume, then a minor. 

Guflavus, the youngeft fon of Sir Frederick Hamilton, Guilavus, 
in the reign of Charles II. was a Captain in the army ; 1 
and attending the Duke of Ormond, Chancellor of Ox- Vifcout. 
ford, to that univerfity, had the degree of Doctor of Laws 
conferred on him 6 Auguft 1677. On the acceffion of K. 
James II. he was fworn of his privy council ; but being a 
fteady aflerter of the laws of his country, he quitted that 
Kind's fervice on his ODen violation of them, and was at- 

OX * 

tainted by his parliament. And when the Irim army, un- 
der Major-General Richard Hamilton, and Major Domi- 
nick Sheldon, had taken the fort of Hill/borough, and 
plundered Lifburn, Belfaft, and Antrim, and laid liege to 
Coleraine, they met with fuch a warm reception from Ma- 
jor Guftavus Hamilton, who commanded in the town, 
and fpared no charge or pains to make it tenable, that 
they were forced to draw off with confiderable lofs, and 
their defigns againft Londonderry were for fome weeks re- 
tarded. On K. William's landing in England, he raifed 
four regiments of foot, and two of dragoons, in two 
counties or Ireland, where he was then chofen Governor. 
He marched to Colerain, repaired the ruined works of that 
place, and defended it five weeks againft the whole Irifh 
army, who twice attempted to florm the town ; by which 
means he covered the city of Derry, until all the arms, 
ammunition, and provilions were thrown into it ; which 
enabled them to make fo extraordinary a defence * ; he 
headed a regiment at the battle of the Boyne, where hav- 
ing his horfe killed under him, he narrowly efcaped death. 
After this victory, he waded the Shannon at the head of 
the grenadiers, and ftorming the town of Athlone, he was 
appointed, upon its furrender, Governor thereof ; and was 
in all the battles, fought after by General Ginkle, for 
the reduction of the kingdom ; upon the accomplifhment 
whereof he was fworn of the privy council to K. William ; 


Letter from Frederick Loid Boyne, 30 September 1787, 

i 7 5 HAMILTON, Viscount BOYNE. 

made a Brigadier-Genera! of his armies 30 May 1696, 
and had his fervices rewarded with a grant of forfeited 
lands *. 

(^X Anne advanced him to the rank of a Major-Gencral 
x January 1703, in whofe firft parliament he reprefentcd 
the county of Donegall, and fo continued till created a 
Peer, of which he was alfo C. Rotulorum, and Vice-Admi- 
ral of the province of Ulfler ; he commanded a regiment 
at the fiege of" Vigo, and behaved fo well, that the Queen 
prefented him with a conuderable quantity of plate l . In 
May 1710, being of diftinguifhed zeal for the Proteftant 
intereft, he was fworn of her Majefty's privy council, as 
he was 9 October 1714 to K. George I. who, in confide- 
ration of his faithful fervices and loyalty, advanced him to 
the dignity of Baron Hamilton of Staekallan by privy feal, 
dated at St. James's 27 September, and by patent -j- at 


* Namely, the eiwite of Roger O Shaghnafly in Cujiodiam, but 
that being afterwards granted in fee to Thomas Prendergaft, Efq. 
(after Sir Thomas) in recompence for his difcovery of the aifalfina- 
tion plot ; he had a grant in lieu thereof, dated at Bieren 16 Auguft 
1698, N. S. of the lands of Rathlyan, Fiermore, Lartanmore, Car- 
pangowlane, Baliygouie, Ballkore, &c. in the King's County, the 
city and county of Waterford, Navan, Athlone, and county of 
Galway, amounting to 500I. 8s. 6d. halfpenny a year, above all 
quit-rents and incumbrances whatever. 

\ The preamble. Regiam Majsilatem non folum armis decora- 
tarn, legibufque armatam, fed et procerumetiam, non minus virtu- 
ribus quam generis nobilitate infignium, numero munitam pariter 
ac ornatam efle oportet. Cum igitur pr^honorabilis et perquam 
fidelis nofter confiliarius Guftavus Hamilton de Staekallan in comi- 
tatu Midenfi Regnoque noftro Hibernian Armiger, per patrem fuum 
Fredericum Hamilton nuper de ISJanor-Hamilton in eodem Regno 
equitem, armis pro libertate fimul ac religione reformata fub aufpi- 
ciis fereniffimi Caroli primi tarn in Germania, quam in Hibernia 
infignem, ab illuftri viro Jacobo Arranke comite in Scotia, Duceque 
Caitri-heraldi in Gallia, necnon RegniScotici circa Annum Millefi- 
mum quingentefimum quadragefimum tertium prorege, regiceque 
ibidem llirpis confanguineo, originem ducat; necnon per matrem 
iuam Dominam Sidneiam Hamilton, alias Vaughan, filiam Johan- 
na Vaughan Equitis aurati, armis itidem pro libertate ac religione 
infgnis iub Au'piciis ferenilTimne Elizabeths Reginse in Germanica 
inferiori, et etiam Caroii primi in Hibernia, fivb quo Civitatis Lon- 
dinoderenfis contra Perduelles Toparcha fuit : Majoribus etiam 
gaudeat prreclar;ffimis,ac inter illos Gulielmo Sidney, Equite aurato, 
Henrici fecundi Regis Camerario, alteroque ejufdem nominis Hen- 
rici o6tavi Regis etiam Camerario Domuique illius adminiitratore, 
ob forna fua facia contra Mauros in Hifpania, et facpius contra 
Regnl holies incly:o ejufquenlio Henrico Sidney, nobililfimi ordiii; 


1 Letter ut antea. 

HAMILTON, Viscount B O Y N E. 177 

Dublin 20 October 1715, and 12 November taking his 
feat in the Houfe of Peers, he v/as two days after appoint- 
ed one of the Lords, to prepare a congratulatory addreis to 
his Majefty on his moft happy acceffion to the throne x . 
The King alfo granted him a military penfionof 1821. 10s. 
a year, and was plealed to promote him to the dignity of 
Vifcount Boyne by privy feal, dated at Hampton-Court 1 
Auguit, and by patent * 20 of that month 1 717, with the 
Vol. V. N creation 

Perifcelidis Equite, Regnique Hiberniae, inter alios honores, faepius 
Prorege, ubi omnia, tarn pace quam bello, fub Elizabetha feliciffi- 
mae memoriae Regina, perquam prudenter, nee minus fortiter, ad- 
miniftravit. Cumque idem Guitavus Hamilton, a praenobili fua 
Profapia minime degener, fub Carolo fecundo Rege Capitaneus fac- 
tus, et ad ulteriorem dignitatis gradum deinde evectuSj Anno Mil- 
lefimo fexcentefime octogeflmo octavo praefeCturam fe maluit abdi- 
care, quam illicitis tunc temporis contra libertatem & religionem 
rnachinationibus vel aurem praebere. Et deinde ad Villam de Cole- 
rain accedens, ita feHoftibus oppofuit, et alios bene affectos ad idem 
faciendum exemplo fuo animavit, ut illorum arma a civitate Lon- 
dinoderenfi per aliquas feptimanas divertens, illius Loci Civibus pro 
futura obfidione fepraeparandi, ac (Deo juvante) totum Regnum, ii 
lion et Britanniam etiam confervandi, opportunitatem dedit. Ob 
quae tarn fortiter fimul ac feliciter facta, ad chiliarchae honorem a fe- 
reniflimo et immortalis Memoriae Rege Gulielmo proveCtus, ita ani- 
mofe et fideliter fe contra hoftes geflit, ut non tantum tribunus, fed 
et Major etiam Generalis a Sereniffima Regina Anna, jure optimo, 
fieri met eretur, In praelio Boyniaco, Equo fub fe occilo, parum a\ 
morte abfuit, per fiuvium Senum plurimis Globulorum ictibus expo- 
fitus (fed Deo favente tutus) peddler duxit milites ad imputum in 
fOrtiflimum Athlonae Munimentum, ardore non minus quam fuc- 
celfu ftupendo factum : Nee in praelio Aghrimenfi aut obfidione Bal- 
lymorenfi, Gallovidienfi, aut Limericeniii (quibus omnibus inter- 
fuit) ab ullo unquam periculo fe fubduxit. Hibernia tandem redac- 
ta, aliquam fui partem ad pacis artes convertens, et miles comitatus 
Donegalenfis unanimi confenfu ad Regni comitia faepius elecms - 
necnon ad fecretona principis confiiia admiffus, pro lioertate, pro 
religicne, proque noftra ad Coronam Magnae Britannia: fucceifior.s 
ftremie femper contendens, adverfe ubique factioni fe aperte, nee 
minus quam hoftibus olim in bello, intrepide oppofuit. Ob Gene; is 
itaque nobilitatem, fingularem nobis illuftrique noftrae Domui Eide- 
litatem, bonumque Affectum, omniaque alia illius Ben^merita, eun- 
dem Guftavum Hamilton in procerum five nobilium Regni Hiber- 
niae numerum, fub titulo Baronis Hamilton de Stackallan, ccoptan- 
dum decrevimus. Sciatis igitur, &c. (Rot. Anno i Geo. I. i. p. d. 
* The preamble. Cum perfidelem et dileCtum conliliarium nof- 
trum Guftavum Hamilton, multas illius et praeclaras virtutes refpi- 
eientes, Baronem Hamilton de Stackallan jam creavimus , et cum. 
regii fit Muneris, regalique munificentiae et Majeftati gratum, virtu- 
tem perfevera ntem et augefcentem novis iterum debitifque honori- 
bus continue- exornare, et publicis quibufdam aotis palani atteltari, 

1 Lords Jour, II, 460. 

17* HAMILTON, Viscount BOYNE. 

creation fee of 20 marcs, by which title on the 27 he took 
his (eat f . 

He married Elizabeth, fecond daughter of Sir Henry 
Brooke of Brooke's-Borough in the county of Fermanagh, 
Knt. (who prefer ved the town and cattle of Donegall dur- 
ing the wars of 164 r, and died in Augufl 167 1, by his 
fecond wife Anne, daughter of Sir George St. George, 
Knt. and Bart.) By his will he bequeathed a flagon, cha- 
lice, and pattin, all fijver, to the church of Stackallan ; 
loi. to the poor of that panfh, and iol. to the poor of the 
pariih of Nevagh in the county of Donegall ; and depart- 
ing this life 16 September 1723, in the 84 year of his age, 
had iflae by her, who died at Stackallan 28 December 
1721, one daughter Elizabeth, married to Charles Lam- 
bart of Painflown in the county of Meath, Efq. grandfon 
to the firtt Earl of Cavan ; and three fons, Frederick, his 
heir apparent ; Guftavus, father of the prefent Vifcount 
Boyne ; and Henry Hamilton, Efq. who was born in Fe- 
bruary 1692, and 5 October 1727 made joint cuftomer 
and collector of the port of Dublin ; whence, 30 March 
1738 he was removed to the collection of the port of Cork, 
and was member of parliament for the county of Done- 
gall. In October 1722 2 he married Mary, eldefl daugh- 
ter of Jofhua Dawfon of Caftle-Dawfon in the county of 
Derry, Efq. and dying at Cork 3 June 1743, left by her 
who died in March 17 70 five fons, and two daugh- 
ters ; viz. Rev. Guftavus Hamilton, baptized 5 October 
1723, who married firfl Letitia, eideft daughter of Ed- 
ward Bolton ot Brazeel, Efq. and fecondly Alicia, daugh- 
ter of Colonel Patterfon ; Jofhua, appointed 3 March 
1757, furveyor of the port of Waterford, married in March 
1750 to Mary, eideft daughter of Sir Richard Cox, Bart, 
and ine died in April 1764; Sackville, baptized 5 April 
j 7 32, principal lecretary in the civil department of go- 

quam bene acceptus, quam optatus pio et fapienti principi fit civis 
"bonus et de patria benemeritus. Nos igitur multa virtutum obfer- 
vantia, et longa fa&orum ferie confirmati, propter Coniiantiam no- 
bis et fidelitatem nullis coneuffam periculis, propter pietatem erga 
patriam, et animum in reformata religione femper ftabilem, prop- 
terque conatus contra inimicorum noftrorum contumaciam indereflbs, 
pntdiclum Guftavum Baronem Hamilton de Stackallan ad ordinem 
Vicecomitum Regni nolhi Hibernke promovere decrevimus-. Sclav 
tis igitur, &c. (Rot. Anno 4 Geo. I. i. p. f.) 

x Lords Jour. II. 545. 

2 Articles of marriage dated 27 October 1 7 2<2; 

HAMILTON, Viscount BOYNE, 179 

rernmerrt, and married to Arabella, daughter of Rev. 
Doctor Berkeley ; Henry ; Edward ; Anne ; and Mary, 
married 27 October 1763, to Rev. Nathaniel PreOon, of 
Swainftown in the county of Meath. 

Frederick Hamilton, Efq. the eMeft fon, on 1 Septem- 
ber 1707 married Sophia, eldeft filler to James, Lord Vif- 
count Limerick, and died 10 December 17 15 (before his 
father) having iftue by her, who died in London 6 May 
174S, two fons, and two daughters ; Guftavus, fucceffor 
to his grandfather ; James, made Lieutenant of a fhip of 
war 3 September 1741, died in November 1744, onboard 
the fleet in the Mediterranean ; Anne, baptized 6 May 
17 12, and Elizabeth born in 171 5, both died young. 

Guftavus, the fecond Vifcount Boyne, bom iri 17 10, Guftavus, 
was taken by his mother to London, upon his father's de- 2 . 
ceafe, who placed him at Weftminfter-fchooly and provid- 1 * coun *" 
ed fit tutors for his inftruction until his grandfather's death, 
whom he not only fucceeded in his real eftate, but by his 
wiil was left a very large fortune, provided he chofe Sir 
Ralph Gore, and his uncle Henry Hamilton, his guardi- 
ans, which he accordingly did " ; after vifiting the courts 
of foreign Princes, he returned from his travels in Oc- 
tober 1 731 ; and took his feat in fhe Houfe of Peers 24 
December following 2 , being chofen 17 February 1735 to 
the Englifh parliament for Newport in the Hie of Wight, 
=^-In Auguft 1736 he was fworn of the privy council ; and 
in June 1737 appointed a commifnoner of the revenue; 
his Lordihip made his will 5 April 1746, and died unmar- 
ried 18 of that month, leaving his coufin Richard HamiL 
ton of Stackallan his heir in tail male 3 , he was buried at 
Stackallan, with his grandfather, being fucceeded by his 
firft coufin Frederick, eldeft fon of his uncle 

Guftavus Hamilton of Redwood in the King's County, 
Efq. who was Knight in parliament for the countv of 
Donegal!,- in January 1717 married Dorothea, only- 
daughter of Richard, Lord Bellew, which title is now ex- 
tinct, and dying at Redhills in Weftmeath, 26 February 
i'734-5j had ifTue by her who remarried with David Dick- 
fon, Efq. two fons and five daughters, viz. Frederick ; 
Richard, made heir to his coufin Guftavus, Lord Boyne 
and fucceeded his brother Frederick in that title ; Frances, 

N2 baptized* 

1 Bill in Chancery. - Lards Jour. III. igf, 

5 Bill iu Chancery tiled 12, March 17^9 

i8c HAMILTO N, Viscount B O Y N E. 

baptized 16 October 17 19, died young; Elizabeth died 
unmarried 16 May 1742; Catharine, married 26 Decem- 
ber 1744 to Edward Lovibond of Kingfton in Surry, and 
of Hampton in the county of Middlefex, Efq. ; Sophia, 
who died in Auguft 1742 ; and Dorothea, born 30 April 
1722 1. 
Frederick, Frederick, the third Vifcount Boyne, was baptized 9 
Vifcount fr ver *iber 1 71 8, and 24 O&ober 1747 took his feat in the 
' Houfe of Peers 2 . He married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Benjamin Hadley of Tullamore in the King's County, 
Efq. but dying at his houfe in Drumcondra, 2 January 
1772, he was interred in St. Paul's church Dublin ; being 
fucceeded in the title by his brother 
Richard, Richard, the fourth and prefent Vifcount Boyne, who was 
v :r 4 born 24 March 1 7 24, he fucceeded to the eftates of his cou- 
fin Guftavus, the fecond Vifcount, and fat firft in the Houfe 
of Peers as Lord Boyne 18 May 1774 3 . He married Geor- 
gina, daughter of William Bury of Shannon-Grove in the 
county of Limerick, Efq. and by her had iffue feven fons 
and ten daughters, viz. Guftavus, (born 20 December 
1749, married 1 April 1773 to Martha, daughter of Sir 
Quaile Somerville of Brownftown in the county of Meath, 
Bart, and has iffue Sarah, born 23 February 1 775 ; and 
Georgina, born 14 February 1776); Charles, (born 6 
October 1750, a Captain in the twelfth regiment of dra- 
goons, and married in September 1785, to a daughter of 
Chriftopher Kirwan Lyfter, Efq.) ; John, born 1 Au- 
guft 1752, and Richard, born 27 June 1758, died 
young; William, born 17 October 1763, died 18 
October 1779; Richard, born 18 October 1764, died in 
November following ; Richard, born 21 July 1774; Jane, 
born 7 September 1 75 1, and Dorothy, born 22 September 
1753, died young; Catharine, (born 28 Auguft 1754, 
married 3 February 1773, to Hugh Montgomery Lyons, 
Efq. and has iffue John, born 3 December 1774; Geor- 
giana-Maria, born 3 December 1773 ; and Dorothea-Eliza- 
beth, born 25 October 1775); Elizabeth, born 21 Sep- 
tember 1755, Georgina, born 16 October 1756, and 
Mary-Anne, born 1 May 1760, died young ; Mary, born 
24 January 1762 ; Barbara, born 9 December 1766 ; So- 
phia, born 3 December 1769 ; and Anne, born 2 March 
1777 4 . 


; Lodge, 2 Lords Jour, III. 664, Idem. IV. 762, 

* U liter's Office* 

ALLEN, Viscount ALLEN. 

Titles.] Richard Hamilton, Vifcount Boyne, and 
Baron Hamilton of Stackallan, 

Creations.] B. Hamilton of Stackallan in the coun- 
ty Meath 20 October 1.7 15, 2 Geo. I. and V. of the river 
Boyne 20 Auguft 171 7, 4 of that reign. 

Arms.] Ruby, three cinquefoils pierced, ermine. 

Crest.] The fame as the Lord Vifcount Strabane's. 

Supporters.] Two mermaids, proper, with golden 
hair difhevelled, each holding a mirror, topaz. 

Motto.] Nec Timeo, Nec Sperno. 

Seat.] Stackallan in the county of Meath, %\ mile? 
from Dublin. 


ALLEN, Viscount ALLEN. 

A H I S family, long refident in the kingdom of Eng- 26 
land, was tranfplanted into Holland about two hundred 
years ago, and came from that country into Ireland, in the 
perfon of John Allen, Efq. fent over as a factor for the John. 
Dutch in the latter end of Q. Elizabeth's reign ; who 
being very handfeme in his perfon, and of great fkill in 
architecture, was much efteemed, and confulted by the 
mod eminent of the nobility and gentry in their build- 
ings ; particularly by the Earl of Strafford., L. L. of 
Ireland, in his large intended edifice near Naas ; and 
laid out the plan of his own houie at Mullynahack near 
Dublin, leaving it to be executed by his fon Sir Jofhua, 
for whom he acquired a confiderable fortune, and who 


x8a ALLEN, Viscount ALLEN. 

made very large additions thereto, by purchafe * and an 
extenfive trade, being a merchant of the firft rank. 
Sir Jolhua. In 1664. he was Sheriff of the city of Dublin, and in 
1 673 ferved the office of Lord Mayor ; was knighted, and 
appointed 8 June 1679 one of the commiffioners for admi- 
nistering the oaths of fupremacy and allegiance to fuch, as 
fhould be entered into the artillery garden ; but was in- 
volved in the general a& of attainder, patted by K. James's 
.parliament in 1689 ; and had his ell-ate of 2720!. a year 
in Ireland, and 2CoI. a year in England, fequeftered.-r-^ 
He married Mary, daughter of Mr. Wybrow of the coun- 
ty of Chefter, filler to Richard Wybrow, Efq< Cap- 
tain of horfe in Ireland, who died in 1720, and aunt to 
John Wybrow, fon and heir to the laid Richard ; and de- 
parting this life $ July 1691, he was buried the 10 in the 
pariih church of St. Catharine, Dublin, having had iffue 
by her, who died 4 September 1709, and was buried the Q 
in St. James's church, Dublin, feven fons and eight 
daughters, of whom Joinua, Caleb, Johhua, Richard, 
Wybrow, William ; Mary, Anne, Jane, Catharine, 
and Elizabeth, died young or unmarried: and the fur- 
vivers were one fon John, and three daughters, viz. 
(1) Elizabeth, married to Anthony Shephard of Ncwcaftle, 

Efq. member of parliament for the county of Longford, 
nephew and heir to Robert Choppoyne of Newcaftle, who 
died in the reign of K. William, and dying 23 February 
3732, had iiTue by him,, who died 15 June 1738, set. 


* Among whlcli were by deeds of leafe and releafe, dated Sand 
9 March 1670, from John Blackwell of Dublin, Efq. for the fum of 
13331. 6s. 8d. the towns and lands of Gaftle-Dillon and Mullahayes, 
with an ifland in the Liffey, containing 295 acres, 3 roods, and 18 
iperches plantation meafure, in the county of Kildare, 20 and 21 
March 167 1 from Richard Talbot of Ballgriffin, Efq. for 2010L 
the towns and lands of Priorfiown and Rue, Coolefkch, Symonf- 
town, Galbeftown, Potterftown, eVc, in the barony of Salt in the 
fame county. 20 October 1675 from William Rochfort ofLaraghes 
and James his fon and heir, for 110L their right in and to the firft 
mentioned lands of CalHe-Diilon, &c. 2 November 1675 a mort- 
gage from Richard Buder, Earl of Arran, for 3700I. of the manor 
of Rathvillv in the county of Carlow, to receive 600I. a year there- 
out for the lives of his wife Mary, and of his fons John and Caleb, 
and after their deaths, to nominate any other in their Head, or in 
afe of neglect of nomination, the faid fum to be paid for feven years 
..i?fter all their deaths. He had alfo a grant of lands under the a&s of 
T^tftemenr ; and with his fon John, another grant under the acl: of 
grace, in the lirfi year of the reign of K. James II. (Lodge, and 
Rot. IS Car. II i.p. D.) 

ALLEN, Viscount ALLEN. 1S3 

65, and was there buried, five Tons, Choppoyne, Jofhua, 
John, Richard, who all died young y Anthony, member 
of parliament for the borough of Longford, who died un- 
married 5 April 1737 j and one daughter Elizabeth, the 
firft wife of Arthnr-Mohun, Lord Yifcount Doneraile. 

Elinor, born in 1679, married 12 March 1700 to Hen- ( 2 ') 
ry Weftenra of Dublin, Efq. and by him, who died in 
1 7 19, had four fons and fix daughters, Henry, who died 
young; Warner; Henry, Captain-Lieutenant of dra- 
goons, and is deceafed ; Peter, in Holy Orders who died 
in 1788; Mary; Elizabeth, married to Arthur Weldon 
of the Queen's County, Efq. ; Elinor died young ; Eli- 
nor ; Jane, Lady Vifcountefs Galway ; and Penelope. 7-* 
Warner, the eldeft furviving fon, ferved in parliament 
for Maryborough, married 13 December 173S, Lady 
Hefler Lambart, fecond daughter of Richard, Earl of 
Cavan, and by her who yet furvives him, had a daughter 
Margaret, and feveral other children, of whom Richards 
the lecond fon entered into the army, married and has if- 
fue ; and Henry the eldeft married a daughter of Colonel 
John Murray, (by his wife Mary, Dowager of CadwaL- 
lader, Lord Blayney), and has iflue William ; Henry ; 
Maria-Frances, married in 1788 to Sir John Craven Car- 
den of Templemore in the county of Tipperary, Bart, fa 
created 31 Auguft 1787 ; and Heller-Harriot. 

Mary, born in 1667 married to Jofhua Cooper of Mar- (5) 
cray in the county of Sligo, Efq. and had two fons, Jofhua, 
(reprefentative of that county in parliament, who married 
Mary, fecond daughter of Henry Bingham of Newbrooke 
jn the county of Mayo, Efq. and was father of the Right 
Hon. Jolhua Cooper a member of the privy council in Ire- 
land, and by Sarah, who was born in January 1723, 
daughter of Edward Synge, D. D. Lord Bifhop of Elphin, 
hath ifTue) ; Richard ; and five daughters, viz. Mary ; 
Elizabeth ; Anne, married to John Perceval of Temple- 
houfe, Efq. ; Ellen ; and Margaret. 

John Allen, E r q. who fucceeded his father Sir Jofhua, John, 
was born 13 February 1666, and in the reign of K. Wil- 
liam bore a Captain's commiffion in the army ; reprefcnt- 
ed in that and the reign of Q- Anne the county cf Wick- 
low in parliament ; as on K. George's acceiTion he was 
chofen to do for the county of Dublin * ' % and 9 O-Stober 


* His eftate of 6?ol. a year was fequeftered by K. James's parlia- 
ment, and 1 Augult 17 14 the faidjphn purchafed from Jam&,Cuke 


iS4 ALLEN, Viscount ALLEN. 

1 7 14 was fworn of his Majefty's privy council ; who tak^ 
ing into confederation his great merits, advanced him to 
the dignities of Baron Allen of Stillorgan and Vifcount 
Allen, by privy feal, dated at Hampton-Court 3 Auguft, 
and by patent * the 28 of that month 17 17, with the cre- 
ation fee of 20 marcs, and 5 September he took his feat 
in the Houfe of Peers '.In 1684 he married Mary, eld- 
ed daughter of Robert Fkz-Gerald, Efq. fitter to Robert, 
Earl of Kildare, by her, who died in 1692, he had iffue 
three fons ; and departing this life in London 8 November 
1726, his corpfe was brought into Ireland, and depofited 
(the 19) in the family vault at St. James's Dublin. ~>His 
fons were, 

(0 Jolhua, his fucceflbr. 

( 2 ) Robert, baptized 12 May 1687, was Knight for the coun- 
ty of Wicklow from the time he came of age to his death, 
of which county he was Sheriff in the years 1720 and 1 721. 
On 17 September 1736 he was appointed fecretary to the 
commiffioners of his Majefty's revenue, but dying 16 De- 
cember 1 741, was buried at St. James's. Purfuant to 


<of Ormond, part of the town and lands of Arklow, lying on the 
South fide of the river, and containing 8528 acres plantation meafure. 

* The preamble. Cum Reges ad fummum Majeftatis faftigium 
ideofint evecY), ut ab iis, tanquam fo.ntibus, virtutum omnium Re- 
rumque geltamm prasmia, honores, tituli deriventur : Cum etiam 
nobis exploratum lit, per dilectum noftrum confiliarium Johannem. 
Allen de Majejtate noftra et de patria fua faepius piveclaremeritum 
elTe, praefertim quod anno millefimo fexcentefimo oStogeffimo octavo 
religionem proteftantium, leges et libertates Hiberni-c ty- 
rannidem ingruentem, fumma qua potuit animi .conftantia, fit tu- 
tatus-, quodque nobis et iiluflrimmas noftrae familiae profpiciens, Jus 
Succellionis nofh-a;, cui plurimi infenn adveriabantur, palam et ftre- 
nuedefenderit -, nee deft! tit tamen quin opibus et Gratia, quibus 
plurimum inter fuos pollebat, ulterius adniteretur, utin conventibus 
provincialium et Municipiis ii tancum Equites et Biirgenfes eiigeren- 
tur, qui fide fpeclata eandem quam ipfe operam nobis praeftitifTent, 
quam autem accepta lit bonis omnibus fingularis ejus in nos fideli- 
tas, vel inde facile apparet quod, quo tempore prasfensordinum con- 
ventus indiceretur, tres comitatus Dublimeri/is \ Kildarenjis, Vic/oui 
cum cum duobus tihis natu majoribus elegerint, tertium vero et natu 
minimum Athice Municipes, idque factum rariflimo exemplo con- 
fentiens omnium Eleclorum vox comprobavit. Quihus omnibus 
rite perpenfi?, quo de regio noitro erga ilium et filios ejus eorumque 
pofteros favore, et de illius in nos meritis conftet in perpetuum, 11a- 
tuimus praedicfum Johannem Allen in numerum procerum regni not- 
tri Hiberniae adferibere. Sciatis igitur, &c. (Rot. Anno 4 Geo. L 
2. P. f.) 

Lords Jour, II. 550, 

ALLEN, Yiscount ALLEN. 185 

articles dated 22 and 23 December, he married 16 Janu- 
ary 1707 Frances, daughter of Robert Johnfon, Efq. Ba- 
ron of the Exchequer, and had ifTue by her who died in 
June 1762 at StephenVgreen, two Ions and three daugh- 
ters, viz. Robert, appointed 1 May 1734 to fucceed Tho- 
mas Upton, Efq. in the office of cuftomer, collector and 
receiver of the ports of Londonderry, Coleraine, Bally- 
ihan ion, Portrum and Loughfwilly, but died at Bath, un- 
married, in May 1736, and 29 June was buried at St. 
James's; Francis, born in 1717, died young; Mary, 
baptized 7 July 17 11, married in 1732 to Robert BofweH 
of Ballvcorry in the county of Wicklow, Efq. collector of 
Wicklow ; Margaret died unmarried ; and Frances, born 
in 1 7 19 married 8 April 1738 to William-Paul Warren of 
Grangebegg in the county of Kildare *, Efq. and had a 
ion Richard, and a daughter Frances. 

Richard, father of the prefent Vifcount. (3) 

Jofhua, the fecond Vifcount, was baptized 17 Septem- Joftnu, 
ber 1685; reprefented the county of Kildare in parlia- . f 2 
ment, whiltl a commoner, of which he was Sheriff for the 
years 1720 and 1725; fucceeding to the titles, he took 
his feat in the Houfe of Peers 28 November 1727 *, and 
was a member of his Majefty's privy council. On 18 Oc- 
tober 1707 he married Margaret, daughter of Samuel 
Du-Pafs of Epfom, Efq. firft clerk in the fecretary of 
(tate's office, f and dying at Stillorgan 5 December 1742, 


* His father Richard Warren of Grangebegg, Efq. died 6 Fe- 
bruary 1734-5, and his mother was Mary, eldeft of the five daugh- 
ters arid coheirs of Henry Percy, Efq. (Lodge.) 

-f Her Ladyfhip was married in St Margaret's church, Weftmin- 
fter, the parifh wherein fhe was born, viz. in the rector's houfe in 
Piccadilly, and fhe was baptized in the parifh church of St. James's 
London. Her father quitted his employment on account of his re- 
ligion, in the reign of James II. and went into Holland to the Prince 
of Orange, with whom he returned to England, after three years 
flay in that country ; and refufing to accept of his poft again, re- 
tired into theEaft-Indies, where he died in 1699. Her mother was 
Dorothy, daughter of Edward Ellis, Efq. whofervedK. Charles II. 
with his purfe during his exile, to the amount of 24,oool. for which 
her Ladyfhip had debentures. She gave 20 acres of good land in 
perpetuitv, and 50I. for erecting a charter fchool at Arklow in the 
county of Wicklow, which being finifhed for the reception of 40 
children, was folemnly opened on Chriltmas-day 174S, when 20 chil- 
dren of each fex were admitted; and by her will fhe charged her 
eftate in the county of Dublin with 20I. a year for ever, for the i+le 
pffaid charter fchool. (Lodge.) 

^ Lords Jour. III. 2. - 

x8S ALLEN, Viscount ALLEN. 

was buried the 8 in his vault at St. Jame's, having had 
HTue by her who died 4 March 1758, in Duke-ftreet, St. 
James's, Weftminfter ', two fons and five daughters, viz. 
John his fucceilbr ; Jofhua, baptized 1 July 17 17, died at 
the age of fix years, and was buried at St. James's, as 
were Mary, Margaret, and Catharine, who all died 
young; Llizabeth, baptized 19 July 1722, married 27 
Auguft 1750 to John Proby of Elton-Hall in the county of 
Huntingdon, created Lord Carysfort ; and Frances, to Sir 
William Mayne, Bart, created Lord Newhaven. 
John,, John, the third Vifcount Allen, in 1732 was chofen 

3 member of parliament for Carysfort, and on his acceffion 
ukount. fc0 ^ 1^,^^^ t00 ^ \^\ s f eat [ n t \ lc Upper Houfe 29 Octo- 
ber 1743 2 ; but his Lordmip having the misfortune to be 
infulted in the flreets, on Friday 26 April 1745, by three 
dragoons, received a wound on his hand by one of them, 
with his broad fword, which threw him into a fever, and 
was the caufe of his death 25 May following. His Lord- 
fhip dying unmarried, was fucceeded by his firft coufin 
John, eldeft fon of his uncle 

Richard Allen, Efq. who was baptized 22 July 1691 ; 
ferved in parliament in the reign of George I. for the bo- 
rough of Athy, and in 1727 was chofen to reprefent the 
county of Kildare. Fie married Dorothy, one of the five 
daughters and coheirs of Major Green of Killaghy in the 
county of Tipperary, and died at Cromlin near Dublin 14 
April 1745, having had iffue by her who died 4 May 
1757, five fons and four daughters, viz. John his heir; 
Richard, Samuel, Mary, and Dorothy, all deceafed; 
Jomua, who fucceeded to the title ; Richard ; Jane ; and 
Elizabeth, married 18 December 1767 to Captain Browne. 
John, John, the fourth Vifcount Allen, was chofen 15 Janu- 
._ 4- ary 1741 to fupply his uncle Robert's feat in parliament 
\ifcount. f ort h e county of Wicklow ; was appointed in April 1742 
Lieutenant of a troop in General Browne's regiment of 
horfe, of which he was afterwards Captain ; and took his 
feat in the Houfe of Peers 9 October 1745 3. His Lord- 
fhip having taken an active part againfr. the government, 
found his military fervices not likely to be rewarded, he 
therefore retired from public life, and lived at his feat of 
Puneheritown in the county of Kildare, in a feries of acts 
of benevolence, until io November 1753* when lie died 
unmarried, and was fucceded by his brother 


* Lodge, * X-ords Jour. III. 540, 3 Idem, 53a, 

ALLEN, Viscount ALLEN. 187 

Jofliua, the fifth and prefent Vifcount, who was horn Jofliua. 
2,6 April 1728, fcrved in the army in Germany, as Cap- . 5 
tain of the 37 regiment of foot, during the campaigns pfviicount. 
1758, 1759, and 1760, under the command of Prince 
Ferdinand of Brunfwick, and was wounded in the memo- 
rable battle of Minden in 1759 in 1 761 he was appointed 
Deputy Quarter-Mafter-Ceneral to the Britiih troops fent to 
the relief of Portugal under the command of General Lord 
Tyrawly, where he ferved until the peace ; in 1762 he 
was chofen member of the Britilh parliament for the bo- 
rough of Eye in Suffolk, in the room of Lord Vifcount 
Brome then called up to the Houfe of Peers, on the demife 
of Earl Cornwallis his father, and he was re-elected for 
-that borough in the enfuing parliament ; in 1763 he was 
fent to join his regiment in the Ifland of Minorca, and was 
foon after appointed Captain of a company in the firfr, regi- 
ment of foot guards, from which he retired in 1775; 
26 April 1770 he obtained an annual penfion of 6co\. ; and 
he fat firft in the Houfe of Peers 26 November 1753 . 5 
Auguft 1 78 1 his Lordfhip married in Dublin, Frances., 
elded daughter of Gaynor Barry, Efq. of Dormftown in 
the county of Meath, and by her hath iiTue Joihua-Wil~ 
jiam ; Frances-Elizabeth ; and Letitia-Dorothea 2. 

Titles.] Jofliua Allen, Vifcount Allen, in the coun- 
ty of Kildare, and Baron Allen of Stillorgan in the coun- 
ty of Dublin. 

Creation.] So created 28 Auguft 171 7, 4 Geo. I. 

Arms.] Pearl, two bars wavy and a chief, faphire, 
on the latter an eftoil between two efcallops, topaz. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a bezant, charged with a Tal- 
bot's head erafed, diamond. 

Supporters.] TwoTalbots, diamond. 

Mot to.] 1 riumpho Morte Tam Vita. 

Seat-] Ladytown in the county of Kildare, 11 mile;; 
from Dublin. 

3 Penfion Lilt, and Lords Jour. IV. to, 

2 His Lordfhips Letter 2.0 November 1787. 




~l A H IS family is denominated from its poflefilons in the 
gilvefter. county of York, and defcended from Sylvefler de Grim- 
flon of Grimflon, who attended William, Duke of Nor- 
mandy, in his expedition to England as ftandard-bearer^ 
and rn that flation valiantly fought at the battle of Haftings, 
where the kingdom proved the reward of their victory over 
Harold, who then pofTeffed the throne : And the year fol- 
lowing, on the Conqueror's fettling his houfehold, he was 
appointed his Chamberlain, and did homage for Grimflon, 
Hoxton, Tonfled, and other lands, which lie held of the 
Lord Rdos, as of his honour of Roos in Holderneffe, York- 
paniel. Jle was fucceeded at Grimflon by his fon Daniel, who 
married the daughter of Sir Adam Sprinuall, and was fa- 
Thomas t ^ ier ^ Sir Thomas Grimflon, living in the reign of K- 
Stephen, who by the daughter of Sir John Bofwell of Al- 
John. derfey, Knt. had John, his fuccefTor at Grimflon, whofc 
wife was the daughter and heir to Sir John Goodmaghan, 
Sir a nc j n j s f on fay hej. was gj r William Grimflon, living in 
William. 1 23 1, who by the daughter and heir to Sir John Colholme 
of Colholme, had two fons, Sir Roger ; and Alexander, 
whofe wife was the daughter of John Frowick of Middle- 
Sir Roger. fex. Sir Roger was Under-fherifF of the county of Kent 
to Hubert de Burgo, from 1223 to 1228 ; and marrying 
the daughter of Fulk Conflable of Fulmark, had two fons, 
Walter ; and Sir Gervaife Grirnflone, who left no iffue by 
."Walter, his wife, the daughter of Sir John BafKerville. Walter, 
who fucceeded, married the daughter and coheir to Fler- 
bert Flinton of Fliiiton in Flolclerneffe, and had iffue three 
fons, viz. William; John, Dean of Rochefter and Abbot 

of Selby; and Robert, who married the daughter of 




William Grimfton of Grimfton, Efq. the eldeft fon, William. 
married Armatruid, daughter of Sir Rowland (rather John) 
Ryfom of Ryfom in HoldernefTe, Knt. and had three 

Thomas, living in 1420 (10 Hen. V.) who married (0 
Dyonifia, daughter of the Lord Sutton, and had a fon of 
his own name, who marrying the daughter of William 
Fitz-William of Aldwark, had iffue two fons and two 
daughters, Walter, living in 1466 ; William, who died 
childlefs ; Margaret, married to Robert Forthingham of 
Forthingham ; and Anne, to William Vavafour of Wef- 
ton in Yorkfhire. Walter Grimfton, the elder fon, mar- 
ried Elizabeth, daughter and heir to Sir John Portington, 
(who was made Serjeant at Law to K. Henry VI. 17 
April 1440, and four years after was Juftice of the Com- 
mon Pleas) and was father of Thomas Grimfton, Efq. 

who by the daughter and heir of Newark, had fix: 

fons and two daughters, viz. Walter ; William ; Tho- 
mas ; Henry ; Gervaife ; Jofias, who married the daugh- 
ter and heir of Ever; Anne married to George Brig- 
ham ; and Mary to Ellerker of Lycett '.Waiter, 
the eldeft fon, living in the time of Henry VIII. married 
the daughter of John Dakine of Brandfburton (or Brandf- 
bury) in HoldernefTe, and had Thomas his heir, and a 
daughter Elizabeth, wife to Marmaduke Conftable of Hat- 
field in HoldernefTe. Thomas, who fucceeded at Grim- 
fton, had four fons and two daughters by Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Nicholas Girlington ofHachford in Norfolk, viz. 
Thomas ; Francis, who married Sufan, daughter of Wil- 
liam Windefley of Brandburton ; John ; Marmaduke, 

who married a daughter of Stirley j Anne, married 

to Robert Wright of Plow, in the county of Lincoln ; and 
Magdalen, to John Thwenge of Overhelmflie, and had 
Marmaduke Thwenge, aged 24 in 1584, William, Anne, 
and Margery 2. Thomas, the eldeft fon, living in 1584, 
married Dorothy, daughter of Marmaduke Thwaites, by 
whom he had fix fons and two daughters, Marmaduke ; 
Thomas ; John ; Thwaites ; Walter (who married Do- 
rothy, daughter and coheir to Marmaduke Thirkeld of 
Eftrop, Efq.); Chriftopher, who married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Martin Barney of Gunfton in Norfolk, and 
had a fon Barney ; Elinor, married to William Thornton 
of Newton; and Cicely to Robert Saltmarfh of Saltmarfh 


I Lodge, f Idem< 


in Yorkfhire, Efqrs.^-Marmaduke, the eldeft fon> 
married Frances, daughter of George Gill of Hertford^ 
by whom he had Thomas his heir, who left no iffue ; but 
fome of the name and family yet fubfift in Yorkshire. 

(2) Robert, anceftor to the Lord Grimfton. 

(3) John, Dean of Windfor in 141 8. 

Robert. Robert, the fecond fon, leaving Yorkfhire, became 
feated in the county of Suffolk, in the reign of Henry Vj 
by his marriage with the daughter of Sir Anthony Spilman, 
Edward, by whom he was father of Edward Grimfton, who fucceeded 
him in lands at Rifehungles and Ipfwich in that county, 
and married firft Philippa, daughter of John, Lord Tip- 
toft r lifter and coheir to John, Earl of Worcefter, and 
widow of Thomas, Lord Roos, by whcm having no iffue, 
he married fecondly Mary, daughter of William Drury of 
jRougham in Suffolk, Efq. and by her had four fons and 
three daughters, of whom Elizabeth (was married to Henry 
Reepes, and had Elizabeth, married to Thomas Holt of 
Swanftead ; Francis who married Catharine, daughter of 
Thomas Leman, and had John and Thomazine ; and 
John who married Dorothy Sidner, and had a fon John) ; 
John, the third fon, was anceftor to the Grimftons of Nor- 
Edward, folk and Effex ; and Edward, the eldeft* marrying Mar- 
Edward, garet, eldeft daughter of Thomas Hervey, Efq. left Ed- 
ward his heir, who by Anne, daughter of John Garnifti 
Sir of Kenton in Suffolk, Efq. was father of another Edward, 
Edward, who in the reign of Q^ Elizabeth ferved in feveral parlia- 
ments for the borough of Ipfwich ; was knighted by her 
Majefty ; called into her privy council ; and continued by 
her, comptroller of Calais* having been fo appointed 30 Au 
guft 1552 by K. Edward VI. 

In the beginning of 1558 that place being taken by the 
Duke of Guife> Sir Edward, the comptroller, was among 
the principal prifoners. Having, according to the duty of 
his poft, frequently given advice of the ill condition of 
the garrifon, but whether they, to whom he wrote, were 
corrupted by the French, or that the low eftate of the trea- 
fury occafioned the want of fupply, it was refolved he 
ihould not return to England to difcover the reafon, and 
therefore was fuffered to lie a prifoner in the Bajiile, with- 
out any care taken of him or his fellow-captives ; and the 
ranfom fet on him was fo high, that having loft a great 
eftate* which he had purehaild about Calais, he deter- 

1 Lodge. 


mined to prejudice his family no further by redeeming his 
liberty at fo high a rate, intending either to remain a pri- 
foner, or make his efcape, the latter of which he thus ef- 

After about two years confinement, being lodged in the 
top of the Eojlile, he chanced to procure a file, with 
which cutting out one of the window bars, and having a 
rope conveyed to him, he changed cloaths with his ler- 
vant, and defcended by the rope, which proving a great 
deal too fhort, he was obliged to take a long leap, which 
he did without hurt, and, before the outer gates were fnut, 
made his efcape undifcovered. But his beard, which was 
long, made him apprehend that he mould be known by it i 
yet by a happy providence, finding in his fervant's pocket 
a pair of fcifTars, he fo disfigured it, as to render fuch a 
-difcovery very difficult, and having learned the art of 
war in company with the Scots guard de Mauche, he fpoke 
that dialed, and fo palled for a Scots pilgrim ; by which, 
means he efcaped to England, and offering to take his 
trial, made his innocence fo evident, that the jury were 
ready to acquit him without leaving the court. 

He lived to a great age, deceafing in his 98 year, and 
having been twice married, left ifTue by his firft wife a 
fon and fucceifor Edward Grimfton, Efq. who was feated Edward 
at Bradfield in EfTex, and 31 Eliz. ferved in parliament 
for the borough of Eye in Suffolk, his father then living. 
He married Joan, daughter and coheir to Thomas Rifby 
of Lavenham in Suffolk, Efq. (whofe mother was daugh- 
ter and coheir to John Harbottle of Crosfield in the fame | \ 
county, Efq.) by which marriage he confiderably enlarged 
his eftate ; and departing this life 15 Auguft 1610, left < 
two fons, Harbottle and Henry, who were both knighted, 
and married two fiflers, Sir Henry having ifTue a fon Ed- 
ward, who lies buried in Beaconsfield chureh> Bucks, 
with this memorial ; 

Here lyeth the Body of 
Edward Grimftone, Efq;, 

Son of Henry Grimftone 
Knt. who died the 17th of 
March 1656 2. 


* t-odge, s Le Ntve's Monument. Angl, 

1 92 GRIMSTON, Viscount GRIMSTON. 

Sir Sir Harbottle Grimfton of Bradfield, the elder fon, was 

Harbottle, advanced to the dignity of a Baronet 25 November 161 2 ; 

1 arid being a gentleman well efteemed in his country, was 

Baronet. gjj Cr jflp f EfTex in 1614 x , and chofen its reprefentative 

in three parliaments during the reign of Charles I.- He 

married Elizabeth, daughter of Ralph Coppengerof Stoke 
In Kent, Efq. and dying about the year 1640, had ifluc 
iive fons ; Edward, who married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Thomas Maflam, Efq. and died before his father without 
iflue ; Harbottle, who fucceeded ; Henry, Thomas, and 
"William. Henry died young, and was buried in the 
chancel of Iflington church under a fair (lone, with this 
inscription j 


Sperat Refurre&ionem 

(Filius Harbotelli Grimeftori 

Militis et Baronetti 

Natu tertius) 

Henricus Grimeston. 


En Chrifti Regno fum. 

Qui moritur vivit, Chrifto huicv 

Mors femita, Ductor 

Angelus, ad Vitam janua 

. Chriftus erit. 

Hac Iter ad Siiperos, calcans 

Vefligia Lethi, 

Intrabam Chrifli regia 

Templa Dei. 

12. die Menfis Julii, An. Dorh. 1627. 

Sir Sir Harbottle Grimfton, the fecond Baronet, having his 

Harbottle, ec j ucat j on \ n tne I nns f Court, was well verfed in the 

Baronet. l aws > anc * the ancient cuftoms and ufage of parliaments ; 
and behaved with a fteady zeal to the true intereft of his 
country, in the diftra&ed time of the civil war. He well 
knew and obferved the bounds between arbitrary power and 
legal duty, which difpofition caufed him to oppofe and re- 
fufe the payment of illegal taxes (on which account his 
father had been imprifoned in the Fleet) and in the parlia- 
ment, which met 3 April 1640, being member for Col- 
chefter, for which he ferved to his death, he was one or 


1 Fuller's Worthies. 


the firft that infifted on the calling thofe perfons to ac- 
count, who had advifed the levying mip-money, and in 
an excellent fpeech on that fubject, laid, He was ftrfuad- 
ed that they, who gave their opinions for tie legality of it, 
did it againji the di&amen of their own confeience. But as he 
only intended the reform of fuch invafions on the liberty 
and property of the fubje& ; fo did he endeavour, with all 
his intereil, to pacify the minds of thofe, who were fet 
upon extorting extravagant demands from their fovereign > 
for he rather continued to fit, than concur with the long 
parliament, till after the treaty with the King in the Ifle of 
Wight, of which he was one of the commimoners ; and, 
as Lord Clarendon obferves, behaved himfelf fo, that 
his Majefty was well fatisfied with him ; and premng the 
acceptance of the King's concemons, was, after his return, 
excluded by force, with others, from fitting in the Houfe 
of Commons. He was, befides, the more obnoxious, for 
having been inftrumental in procuring part of the army to 
be difbanded, for performing which at the feveral places of 
rendezvous he was appointed, 29 May 1647, one of the 
commimoners. And when the King was brought to his 
trial, the perfons in power had fuch apprehenfions of his 
duty to his Majefty, and his intereft with the army and 
people, that they put him under confinement, and did not 
releafe him till after the King's death, as appears by this 

te You are, on fight hereof, to fet at liberty Sir Har- 
s< bottle Grimfton, he having engaged himfelf not to act, 
<c or do any thing to the difTervice of the parliament or 
tc army. Given under my hand the 30th day of January 
c 1648. Fairfax/* 

To the Marihal-General, or his Deputy." 

When he had figned a proteftation, declaring all a&s to 
be void, which from the time of his expulfion, had been 
done in the Houfe of Commons, he contented himfelf 
with waiting the return of the people to their allegiance, 
and lived retired, until General Mcnek paved the way for 
the King's reftoration ; about which time the excluded 
members returning to the Houfe, * all who meant well to 
Vol. V. O the 

* The corporation of Colcbeder fent him the following letter . 
" Honourable Sir, 

" As 

we cannot but with thankfulnefs acknowledge the mercy of 
" God to the nation in general, fo more particularly to this town, 

" that 

i 9 4 GRIMSTON, Viscount GRIMSTON. 

the King, contrived his election for Speaker, to which he 
was chofen 25 April 1660, and the before-mentioned no- 
ble author tells us, that he Jubmitted to it) out of a hope and 
confidence , that the deftgns it was laid for would fucceed. And 
fo jufl a lenfe had the King of his merits, and endeavours 
to promote the refloration^ that he called him into his pri- 
vy council, and 3 November 1660 made him matter of 
the rolls ; which honourable poll: he very judicioufly exe- 
cuted, to the fatisfaction of all concerned in the law *. * 


w that after' the many changes and alterations we have Been tofled 
" in that now there is (as we are credibly informed and do believe) 
*' a free admimon of the members of the late parliament, fo long 
*' interrupted by force, we cannot, but with much earneftnefs (hr 
r< the behalf of ourfelves and the free burgeffes of the town) make, 
*' our humble requeft, that you will be pleated to return to that 
*' truf, to which you were fo freely and unanimouity elected in the 
" year 1640, which we do the rather requeft out of the former erf- 
" perience, that not only this town but the nation in general hatlr 
" had of your faithfulnefs and ability, and the many miferies and. 
s ' calamities we have groaned under fince your abfence , and as we 
*' formerly had the honour of folding fo eminent and worthy a 
" member, fo we fhall hope (by the bleffing of God upon your en- 
" deavours) that not only ourfelves but the whole nation in general 
rt fhall have caufe to blefs God for your return, and in his due time 
** reap the benefit of your councils and labour in that great afiem- 
** bly. Sir, we fhall not' farther trouble you at prefent, than to* 
4C allure you, we are, as by many former favours bound to be, 
" Your faithful and humble fervants, 

" Thomas Peeke, Mayor, 
Colchefter, 23 February 1659. * J u hn Shaw, Recorder. 

*' John Radhams,. 



John Gaell, 
Thomas Reynolds 
John Milbanks, 
Peter Johnfon, 
Andrew Fomental. 






41 Sir, 

" The reft of the Aldermen, viz. Mr. Reynolds at Eaftgates, 
il Captain Rayner, and Mr. Jeremy Daniel, are not in town."* 

* He compiled and published the Reports of Law Cafes of Sir 
George Crooke, Juftice of the Common Pleas. He was well read in the 
ancient fathers of the church, and wrote in Latin, for the ufe of his 
ion, a fmall manual, containing the Duty of a Chriftian. He alfo 
left in manufcript. a journal of the debates in the treaty with, 
K. Charles I. at the lile of Wight, among which are many weighty 
arguments concerning the liberty of the iubjedt, and the authority 
f church government. His views and defgns being directed to the 
good of the public, which he had always at heart, he was the lefs 
folicitous in the reign of Charles II. to be great at court, though he 
freld a frieudfhlp; and correfpondence with many lending men, ef- 


GRIMSTON, Viscount GRIMSTON. i 95 

He was made recorder of the corporation of Harwich for 
life, being the fecond who bore that office , and 24 April 
1665 obtained a confirmation of the franchises and immu- 
nities of that town ; being alfo by patent, dated at Weft- 
minfter 27 July 1664, made High Steward of St. Albans 
for life, but died in January 1683, in the 82 year of his 

His firfl wife was Mary, daughter of Sir George Crooke, 
Knt. who 1 1 February 1623 was made Juftice of the Com- 
mon-Pleas, by whom he had fix fons and two daughters, 
of which fons five died before him, and George, the eld- 
eft, dying in the 23 year of his age, was interred under a 
monument in St. Michael's church, St. Albans, leaving 
no iflue by his wife Sarah, younger daughter and coheir 
to Sir Edward Alfton, Knt. M. D. ; who re-married firft 
with John, Duke of Somerfet, and after with Henry Hare, 
Lord Coleraine. The daughters were, Mary, married to 
Sir Capel Luckyn, Knt. and Bart. ; and Elizabeth, in 
1650 to Sir George Grubham How, of Cold-Berwick in 
Wiltshire, Bart. His fecond wife was Anne, elder daugh- 
ter and at length heir to Sir Nathaniel Bacon of Culford- 
Hall in Suffolk, Knieht of the Bath, widow of Sir Tho- 
mas-Meautys, by her he had an only daughter Anne, who 
died young ; and his Lady having the manors of Gorham- 
bury and Kingfbury near St. Albans fettled on her for life, 
he purchaled the reverfion thereof from Mr. Hercules 
Meautys, nephew of Sir Thomas, the heir at law, the for- 
mer of which, Sir Samuel Grimiton, his only furviving 
fon, made the principal place of his refidence. 

Which Sir Samuel was born 7 January 1643, an ^ hav- Sir 
ing all the advantages of education, was an accomplifhed Samuel, 
gentleman, and well efleemed in his country ; ferved in 6 ^ 3 
feveral parliaments for the borough of St. Albans, during 
the reigns of K. Charles II. and K. William ; but was fo 
obnoxious to K. James II. that he excepted him out of his 

O 2 manifeJlQ 

pecially the Earl of Clarendon, as appears by their letters. He was 
an honourable friend, a kind indulgent father and mafter, and fi- 
riifhed his courfe like a pious, charitable and good chrifti an, with a 
full affurance of happinefs in another world. See the chara&er of 
him and his fecond Lady in Bifhop Burnet's Hiftory of his own 
Times, in the opinion of which prelate he ftood fo fair, that he 
'very jadicioujly obfer r ues y he thought his only fault was, that ks <wtS$ 
t{>0 rich. 

2 Dale's Hift. of Harwich, 


i 9 6 GRIMSTON, Viscount GRIMSTON. 

maarfefto in 1692, when he had formed a defign of landing 
in England.- -He married fir ft Elizabeth, eldeft daughter 
of Heneage Finch, Earl of Nottingham, Chancellor of 
England, and by her had an only daughter Elizabeth, the 
firft wife to William Savile the fecond Marquefs of Hallifax, 
who by her had an only furviving daughter Anne, the firft 
wife of Thomas, Lord Bruce, fon of Thomas, Earl of 
Ayieibury, which Lady died 18 July 1717, in the 27 year 
of her age. His fecond wife was the Lady Anne Tufton, 
(ixth and youngeit daughter of John, the fecond Earl of 
Thanet, and by her, (who lies buried in the Eaft part of 
the church-yard of Tewing in Hertfordfhire, under a 
tomb enclofed by iron rails, thus inscribed, v 

Here lieth interred the Body of the Right 
Honourable Lady Anne Grimfton, Wife to Sir 
Samuel Grimfton, Bart, of Gorhambury in 
Hertfordfhire, Daughter to the late Right 
Honourable Earl of Thanet. She departed this 
Life Nov. 22. 1 7 13. in the 60th Year of her age.) 

he had a fon Edward, born 22 July 1674, and a daughter 
Mary, born the year after ; but they both dying young, 
the dignity of Baronet expired with him, who deceafed in 
October 1700, in the 52 year of his age, leaving a great 
eftate, under certain limitations, to William Luckyn, 
Efq. fecond fon of Sir William Luckyn of Mefling-Hall in 
Effex, Knt. and Bart, who was fon and heir to Sir Cape! 
Luckyn, by Mary, elder fifter of the faid Sir Samuel 

Which family of Luckyn (his Lordftiip's paternal ances- 
tors) were of good antiquity in Effex, of which county 
.Baronet. Robert Luckyn, Efq. was Sheriff 16 Jac. I. as in 13 of 
Charres I. was Sir William Luckyn of Little-Waltham, 
Knt. ', who 2 March 1628 was created a Baronet ; and 
in 1637 was Sheriff of the faid county. He married Mil- 
dred, third daughter of Sir Gamaliel Capel of Rookwood- 
Hall in Effex, Knt. by whom he had two daughters, Jane 
and Elizabeth ; and two fons, Sir Cape!, his heir; and 
Sir William, alfo created a Baronet 13 November 1661, 
'but he leaving by Winifred his wife, third and youngeit 
daughter of Sir Richard Everard of Much-Wakham in 
Effex, Bart, an only daughter Anne, (married to Sir Hen- 


1 Fuller's Worthies, 


ry Palmer of Wingham in Kent, Bart, who died without 
iffue by her in 1706) the title became extind. 

Sir Capel Luckyn, the fecond Baronet, born in i62i,Sir Capel, 
was member of parliament for Harwich in 1661, and mar- 2 
ried (as already obferved) Mary, elder daughter of Sir Baronet - 
Harbottle Grimfton, by her, who died 18 March 17 18, 
in the 86 year of her age, he had a numerous iffue, whereof 
William fucceeded to the title zmd eftate ; and the fur- 
viving daughters were Mildred, married firft to Thomas 
Smyth of Blackmore in Effex, Efq. and fecondly to Mr. 
Davifon Browning of London, Linen-draper ; and Sarah, 
firft to Richard Saltonftal of South Okingdon, Efq. and 
fecondly to Dacres Barrett of Bellhoufe in Avely, Eifex, 
Efq. to whom me was third wife, and by him, who died 
in 1723, had a daughter Catharine, married to Sir Phi- 
lip Hall of Upton in Effex. 

Sir William Luckyn, the fecond but eldeft furviving fon, Sir 
marrying Mary, daughter of William Sherington, Efq. ^i iliam > 
Alderman of London, had iffue ten fons and five daughf- g ar Q net 
ters, viz. Sir Harbottle, his fucceffor, cup-bearer to Gc 
Anne and K. George II. who died 4 February 1736, un- 
married ; William, adopted heir to Sir Samuel Grimfton, 
and advanced to the Peerage ; Capel ; Henry ; Charles 
of Merton-college, Oxford, re&or of PedmerfhandMeff- 
ing in Effex ; Edward ; Samuel ; George, who died 
at Mefling-hall 5 February 1733, act. 37 ; Sherington, 
and James; Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah, Mildred, and 

Sir William* the fecond fon, being adopted by his un- \ f 
cle Sir Samuel Grimfton, heir to his eftate, in virtue of ^v.J. 
the limitation thereof aiTumed the name of Grimfton. 'Grimfton. 
Ini.710, 1713, 1714? and 1727, he was member of par- 
liament for St. Albans, and created a Peer of Ireland by 
privy feal, dated at St. James's 29 April, and by patent * 
4 at 

* The preamble. Cum nihil in bonum publicum magis 
cedat, quam virtutem prapmiis ornare, prasfertim generis fplen- 
dv,re illuftratam, virofque egregiis geitis de patria benemeritos, et 
illuftriifimas Angliae familias" arhnitate attingentes, honoribus au- 
gere : Et cum hoc titulc fe nobis prsecipue commendet dileCtus nof- 
ter Gulielmus Grimfton de Gorhambury in agro Hertfordenfi Armi- 
ger, non interupta Linea a Silveitro Grimfton de Grimfton in agio 
Eboracenfi ortus, qui Gulielmum Uonqueftorem Expeditione fua in 
Angliam comitabatur, ejufque vexillifer fuerat in prrelio infigni 
apud Haftings, ubi parta Victoria, totum Regnum in principis il- 
lius duionem redactum eft > a quo Silveftro ad praedicium Guliel- 


at Dublin 29 May 1719, with the creation fee of 20 
marcs, and 13 July following he took his feat in parlia- 
ment . 

His Lordfhip married Jane, daughter of James Cooke, 
citizen of London, and deceaied 15 October 1756, aged 
73, having had iffue by her, who died 12 March 1765, in 
the county of Hertford, nineteen children, whereof Sa- 
muel (the elded: fon, born 28 December 1707, 5 Novem- 
ber 1730 married Mary, daughter and heir to Henry Lo- 
vell of Coleman-ftreet London, Efq. Turkey-merchant, 
who died in 1725, and was youngeft fon to Sir Salathiel 
Lovell, Baron of the Exchequer, by whom he had a 
daughter born 1 April 1736, who died an infant ; and de- 
ceasing in London 14 June 1737, in the 30 year of his 
age, was interred in St. Nicholas's church, St. Albans, 
and his widow remarried with William, Vifcount Bar- 
rington) ; James, heir apparent ; Harbottle (born 2 De- 
cember 1 71 2, was appointed 1 May 1736 gentleman- 
\ifher to the Princefs of Wales, which he refigned in Octo- 
ber 1737, and 10 May 1740 fucceeded Sir William Wynne 
as ftandard bearer to the gentlemen-pentioners, of which 
ba-d he was appointed Lieutenant in May 1749, in 
1750 changed his name to Luckyh by a6t of parliament, 
and is dcceafed) ; George, (born 12 Auguft 17 14, was 
made 13 October 1729 gentleman-ufher to the Prince of 
Wales ; married in April 1744 the daughter of Clo- 
ver of Hertfordlhire, Efq. and had two fons of the name 
of Edward, both deceafed); William, born 3 January 17 19; 
Jane, born 20 December 1718, married in Auguft 1743 


mum Grimfton longa progenitorum feries extitit invicto in patriam 
amore, etinconcuila erga Reges fuos fide. Infignes inter^ hos emi- 
3iuit Edwardus Grimfton Eques auratus a fecretis Regni conciliis, 
et rationum publicarum Caleti infpeclor, qui, urbe Callis reddita, 
turrem propugnavit, et, nan nifi fame victus, hoftium fe permiiu 
fidei : Hujus Edwardi Pronepos Harbottle Grimiton Eques Auratus 
et Baronettus, magnus ille artiu'm liberalium et literarum humana- 
rum Maecenas et exemplar, in reftauratione Caroli fecundi in pa- 
triam ct Solium Avitum magna pars fuit ope et concilio : Dein Reg- 
ni comitiis in altera Senatus domo orator, et Rotulorum Regni 
Prasfefhis. In celeberrimi hujus viri nomen, familiam et virtutes 
fucceilit pr?efatus Gulielmus Grimfton, Pronepos haerefque nonde- 
gener, qui atavorum meritis hoc addidit proprium, ut in difficilli- 
mis r<;mporibus, cum fucceffio noftra in haec regna periclitaretur, 
ftrenuum fe juris noftfi bonique publici propugnatorem prseftaret. 
Sciatis igitur nos, in perpetuum regii noftri favoris erga ilium et 
ejus pofteros indicium, creaife, 5cc. (Rot. Cane. Anno 5 Geo, J. 
1. p. f.) 

1 Lords Jour. II. 612, 

GRIMSTON, Viscount GRIMSTON. i 99 

to Thomas Gape of St. Albans, Efq. ; and Frances, born 
15 September 1725 *. 

Sir James, the fecond Vifcount, was born 9 October Sir James, 
17 it, married Mary, daughter of John-Alkell Bucknall 2 
ofOxney in the county of Hertford, Efq. and deceafing Vlfcount - 
of the gout 15 December 1773 was buried in St. Michael's 
church St. Albans, having had illue t>y her who was bom 
28 April 17175 and died in Auguft 1778, three fons and 
five daughters, viz. James-Bucknall, who fucceeded to 
the title ; William (born 23 June 1750, reprefentative 
in the Britifh parliament for the borough of St. Albans, 
-and married 7 February 1783 to Sophia, daughter and co- 
heir to Richard Hoare of Baram in Eflex, Efq.) ; Har T 
bottle, born 14 April 1752 ; daughter Jane, born 10 
September 1748, married 6 October 1.774 to Thomas Eft- 
court, Efq. ; Mary, born 28 May 1753, married 3 April 
1777 to William Hall of Walden in Hertfordftiire, Efq. ; 
Sufanna-AfkeH, born 28 September 1754, married 15 Fe- 
bruary 1 7 81 to John Warde of Squerries in Kent, Efq. ; 
Frances-Cooke, born 27 March 1757 j and Charlotte- 
Johanna, born ip September 1759 2 . 

Sir James-Bucknall, the third and prefent Vifcount Sir James, 
Grimfton, wr.s bom 9 May 1747 ; his Lordihip reprefents v . f 3 
the county of Hertford in the Britim parliament. 28 July * lfceuu: * 
1774, he married Harriot only daughter of Edward Wal- 
ter of Stalbridge in the county of Dorfet, Efq. by Harriot, 
qaughter and coheir to George, Lord Forefter, and by her 
Ladyfhip who died 7 November 1786, hath iffue James- 
Walter, born 26 September 1 775 ; Harriot, born 14 De- 
cember 1776 j and Charlotte, born 16 January 1778 3 . 

Titles.] Sir James-Bucknall Grimfton, Vifcount 
Grimfton, Baron of Dunboyne, and Baronet. 

Creations.] Baronet, 2 March 1628, 4 Car. I. V. 
Grimfton, and B. of Dunboyne in the county of Meath, 
3 June 17 19, 5 Geo. I. 

Arms.] Quarterly, ill: and 4th pearl, on a fefs, dia- 
mond, three mullets of fix points pierced, topaz, and In 
the dexter chief an ermine fpot, for Grimfton, 2d and 3d 
diamond, a fefs dancette between two leopards faces, to- 
paz, for Luckyn. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a flag's head coup'd, proper, 
^ttired, topaz. 

* Ulfter's Office. ?Idin c "* Idem, 


Supporters.] The dexter a flag, reguardant, pro- 
per, attired, as the creft. The fmifter a gryphon, re- 
guardant, topaz. 

Motto] Mediooria Firma. 

Seats*] Gorhambur) in the county of Hertford, 22 
miles from London, and Mefiing-Hall, otherwife Bay- 
5iardV Cattle, near Colchefler in ElTex, 44. miles from 

* ' >> > > > >>>?^^^<^^<<<<<<^^ < 


r - g 1 lTTl S Lordfhip's family is of Norman extraction, in which 
Dutchy, whilft it continued annexed to the Englifh crown, 
were to be ieen the remains of a caftle bearing the name 
of Shute and formerly in the family, with other monu- 
ments in feveral towns of that Dutchy. 

The family hath been long feated in the counties of Lei- 
cefler and Cambridge, in the latter of which at Hocking- 

Chrifto- ton, or Hogginton refided Chriftopher Shute, Efq. (a de- 
pher. fcendant of the Norman line) whofe fon Robert being bred 

Robert, t the law, was chofen Serjeant in Michaelmas Term 
1577, was recorder of Cambridge, and ferved in feveral par- 
liaments for that town, till by patent, dated at Weftmin- 
fler 1 June 1579? he was conftituted fecond Baron of the 
Exchequer f , with this claufe in his grant, that he fhould 
be reputed, and have the fame order, degree, efleem, digni- 
ty and preheminence, to all intents and purpofes, as any 
inferior ju-ftice of the chief or common benches enjoyed or 

1 Dugdale'sOwgines. 

SHUTE, Viscount HARRINGTON. cci 

ought to enjoy ; and in the year 1585, he removed to the 
court of King's Bench. He married Thomafine, daughter 
of Chriftopher Borgoyne of Long-Staunton in the county 
of Cambridge, Efq. by whom he had four fons, Francis, 
John, Chriftopher, Thomas ; and a daughter, married to 
John Hatton, Efq. father by her of Sir Chriftopher Hatton, 
made Knight of the Bath at the coronation of K. James I. 
anceftorto William, Vifcount Hatton. 

Francis Shute of Upton in Leicefterfhire, Efq. the eldeft Francis. 
fon, married Frances, daughter of Hercules Meautys of 
Weft-Ham in LfTex, Efq. by her who re-married with Ro- 
bert RatclifF, Earl cf Suflex, had feveral children, of whom 
Francis Shute of Upton, county of Leicefter, Efq. left three 
fons, viz. James, the father of James, who died without 
iiTiie ; Samuel ; and Benjamin anceftor to Lord Barring- 
ton. Samuel, the fecond fon in 1681 was Sheriff of Lon- 
don, had three fons, Francis, Joteph, and Carroll, who all 
died young, and two daughters his coheirs, viz. Elizabeth, 
who married Francis Barrington of Tofts, in the county 
of ElTex, Efq. and had no iflue ; and Anne, married 
firft to Thomas Andrews, of Langdon-Hills, in the 
county of Eifex, Efq. ; and fecondly to Doctor Knight- 
ly Chetwood of Tempsford in Bedfordshire, Dean of 
Gloucefter, bv whom (he had an only fon John Chetwood, 
Efq. L. L. D. Fellow of Trinity-Hall, Cambridge, who 
died unmarried. 

Benjamin Shute Efq. the younger fon of Francis, mar- Benjamin, 
ried Elizabeth Caryl, died in 1683, and had iffue three 
fons and as many daughters ; Samuel, Lieutenant-Colonel 
of horfe, and Governor of New-England in 17 16", who 
died unmarried 15 April, 1742, aged eighty years; Ben- 
jamin died alfo a batchelor in 1714 ; John created Vif- 
count Barrington ; Mary, married to Henry Yeamans, 
Efq.; Martha, to Henry Bendyfh Efq.; and Anne, firft to 
Richard OfHey of Norton-Hall in the county of Derby, 
Efq. and fecondly, to Richard, or Qervaife Scrope of Cock- 
rington in Lincolnshire, Efq. 

John Shute of the Inner-Temple, Efq. the youngeft fon, John, 
in*i7o8, was made a commiiTioner of the cuftoms, being _ * 
then a Barrifter of the Inner-Temple, from which he wasVifcomii. 
removed 3 January 17 11 by Qi Anne ; in whofe reign in 
1 7 10, John Wildman of Becket in the county of Berks, 
Efq. fettled his large eftate upon him, though no relation, 
and but of (lender acquaintance, having always approved 
of the Roman cuftom of adoption, and who in his will, 


202 SHUTE, Viscount BARRINGTON. 

dated four years before his death, declared, his only reafon 
for making Mr. Shute his heir, was, that he thought that 
gentleman moft worthy to be adopted by him, as is expref- 
fed on the monuments, which his Lordlhip in 17 13 erect- 
ed in the church of Shrivenham, to the memory of Mr. 
Wildman 5 and of his father Sir John Wildman, Knt. 
Poftmafter-General, and Alderman of London, who died 
in 1693, aet. 72. 

Some years after he had another confiderabie eftate left 
him by Francis Barrington of Tofts, Efq. before-mention- 
ed, who had married his firfl: coulin (defcended from Sir 
Gobart Barrington of Tofts inLittle-Badow, Knt. younger 
fon of Sir Thomas Barrington of Barrington-Hall, Knt. 
and Bart, fon and heir of Sir Francis, created a Baronet 
29 June 1611, at the firft inftitution of that dignity) by 
whom having no iffue, and having purchafed the eftate from 
his eldefl brother Sir Thomas Barrington, he re-conveyed 
5t to him, and the reverfiori, for want of iflue, to the faid 
John Shute, Efq. who purfuant to the deed of fettlement* 
procured an aft of parliament to affume the name, and 
bear the arms of Barrington. " * * 

In J 7 14 and 1722 he was returned member to parlia- 
ment for the town of Berwick upon Tweed ; buV the 
Houfe of Commons taking into confederation the Har- 
bourg lottery, came at length to this refolution, that his 
Lordlhip had promoted and carried on that fraudulent un- 
dertaking; for which 15 February 7722 he was expelled 
the houfe ; and again offering 'himfelf a candidate for the 
faid town againft the Lord Polwarth, he loftthe election 
by a majority of only four votes. 

On 5 July 1,729 he had a reverfionary grant of the office 
of Matter of the Rolls in Ireland, which he furrendered 10 
December 1731 ; and being a perfon of great judgment 
and learning, was the author of a book, entituled, Mifcel- 
lanea Sacra ; of an Effay on the feveral Difpenfations of 
God to mankind ; and of divers pamphlets in favour of 
fuch as difTent from the eftablifhed church. 

His majefty K. George I. was pleafed by privy feal, dated 

at St. James's 10 June, and by patent* at Dublin 1 July 

, - ' 1720, 

* The Preamble, Cum milium fit magis idoneum Virtutis pre- 
mium, neque ulla Res qua Hominum meiites ad eamamplexandam 
acrius incltantur, quam Honores in eos collati, qui probitate Animi 
ac Morum integritate inclaruerunt, quique in illud Sedulo incumben- 
_o,quo PrincipLs, Patria?que Commodis maxime infer vire pollen 1 ; 


SHUTE, Viscount BARRINGTON. 203 

1 730, to create him Baron Barrington of Newcaftle, and 
"Vifcount Barrington of Ardglafs, with a fee of 20 Marcs 

On 14 December 1734 his Lordlhip departed this 

life at his feat of Becket, after an illnefs of feven hours 
continuance, in the 56 year of his age, and the 27 was 
buried in the parifli church of Shrivenham in the county 
of Berks, where a monument was erected to his memory 
with the following infcrlption : 

Here lies 

The Right Honourable John Barrington, 

Vifcount Barrington of Ardglafs,' and 

Baron of Newcaftle in the kingdom of Ireland. 

His father, Benjamin, was the youngelt fon of 

Francis Shute of Upton in the county of Leicefler, Efq. 

Who was defcended from Robert Shute of 

Hockin^ton 'in the county of Cambridge, 

One of the twelve judges in 

The reign of Queen Elizabeth. 

John, Lord Barrington v as chofen reprefentajfive 

For the town of Berwick upon Tweed, in 


tamen omnem Meritorum fuorum ja&ationem eoufque effugerunt, 
ut etiam Prxmia Virtutibus fuis debita diu ac fope recufarint, 
Curaque infigne fehujufce Rei Exemplum Johannes Barrington de 
Becket in Comitatu Berchenfi, Armiger, multoties idque in Rebus 
maximi moment^ et ante et pbttquam ad hujus Regni imperium 
acceffimos, nobis Bonifque omnibus oftenderit, Procerum numero 
in Regno nollro Hiberniae eum adfcribi volumus. Etinimque eit 
fixma ejus et inconcuffa erga nos Animi Atfe&io, iiudiumque perpe- 
tuum ita in Senatu femper fe geffit, ut faluberrima Concilia, qua?.~ 
que ad imperium noftrum Gloriamque firmandum, ac Salutem Pa- 
triae tuendum maxime fpettarent, nunquam non fit fecutus ; et iua 
privata Commoda noitris Rationibusli'benter poitponens, haud femel 
publica Muner.a, qui bus obeundis non minus Emolumenti quam. 
Dignitatis futurum erat, ut confequeretur, ultro fibi oblata, recula- 
vit, cum ineofcilicet Res ftatueifent, ut Reipublicse privatus, quam 
ad Honores eve&us, magis prodeffe polfe fe i'peraret ; quoomni tem- 
pore tarn Fide et AuCtoritate fua apud omnes, quam Gratia noftra, 
quibus utrifque maxime pollebat, in noftris aliorumque Commodis 
promovendis diligentimme eit ufus. Yirum igitur tarn egregia ac 
pra-ftanti Indole praeditum, cujus Indicia quaedam jam olim eo 
fplendore duxerunt ut duo praecellentes Viri, eximio erga Familiam 
noftramin haec Regna fucceifuram ftudio, magnam fibi apud popu- 
lares merito Exiitimarionem nacYi, Bono publico confulentes, eum 
fibi adoptaverint, debiia Meritorum fuorum Mercede diutius carere 
haudaequum duximus, Sciatis igitur, &c, (Rot. Cane. A. 6 Geo. 
J. z, p. D.) 

204 SHUTE, Viscount BARRINCfTON. 

Both parliaments of King George the firft ; 

And died December 14, 1734, 

In the fifty-fixth year of his age, 

Leaving by Anne his wife, daughter and coheirefs 

Of Sir William Daines, 

Six fons and three daughters. 

He took the name of Harrington purfuant to the 

Settlement of his relation Francis Barrington 

Of Tofts in the county of EfTex, Efq. 

And inherited the eftate he had in this neighbourhood 

By the will of John Wildman of Becket 

In the county of Berks, Efq r . 

Of the fons. 
(0 William, fucceeded to the title. 

(2) Francis, died young. 

(3) Jhn, was Colonel of a company in the guards ; after 
ferving feveral campaigns became colonel of the fixty-fourth 
regiment, with which he went to the Weft-Indies under 
Major-General Hapfon in 1758, and fucceeding to the com- 
mand after the death of that officer, reduced the ifland of 
Guadaloupe, the firft conqueft of any importance made 
from the French in that war. He died at Paris 2 April 
1764, being then a Major-General, Colonel of the eighth 
regiment of foot, and Governor of Berwick ; leaving if- 
fue by Elizabeth, daughter of Florentius VafTal, Efq. three 
fons, William; Richard; Rev. George, who 12 February 
1788 married Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Adair of 
Stratford-Place in London 3 Efq. ; and a daughter Louifa. 

(4) Daines, one of his Majefty's council at law, and the ce- 
lebrated author of " Obfervations upon the Statutes," ap- 
pointed 24 May 1 7 51, Marfhal of the High Court of Ad- 
miralty in England, which he refigned in 1753, on being 
made Secretary for the affairs of Greenwich Hoipital ; was 
appointed a Welch Judge in 1757 ; and was after fecond 
Juftice of Chefter, which he reiigned after 1785. 

(5) Samuel appointed a Poft Captain in the Navy in 1747 ; 
Colonel of the Chatham di virion of Marines in October 
1770 in the room of Lord Vifcount How, who was then 
made an Admiral ; in 1778 he was made a Rear-Admiral ; 
was fent to the Weft-Indies, and repulied the French fleet 
at St. Lucia in 1779, although of more than ten times his 
forcec In 1782 he was made a Vice- Admiral, and diftin- 


I Information of Lord Vifcount Barrington. 

SHUTE, Viscount BARRINGTON. 205 

guifhed himfelf at the relief of Gibraltar, being fecond in 
command under Lord How ; in February 1786 he was ap- 
pointed Lieutenant-Genera! of the Marines; and in 1787 
was promoted to the rank of Admiral of the blue fqua- 

Shute, appointed in 1761 a Canon of Chrift-Church, (6) 
Oxford ; in 1762 he proceeded L. L. D. ; in 1768 he was 
appointed Residentiary of St. Paul's; 2 October 1769 
Biihop of Landaff, whence he was promoted in 1782 to the 
epifcopal fee of Salifbury. He married firit, Lady Diana 
Beauclerk, daughter of Charles, Duke of St. Albans ; fhe 
deceafing in 1766, he married fecondly 20 June 1770, 
Jane, only daughter of Sir John Guife of Rendcombe in 
the county of Gloucester Bart *. 

Daughter Sarah married in June 1746, to Robert, only (j) 
fonof Uvedal Price of the county of Hereford, Efq. 

Anne, married in January 1747, to Thomas, only fon of (2) 
Sir Thomas Clarges, Bart, by whom me had Frances, marri- 
ed in November 1784, to Chriftopher Barnard, Efq. And 
' Mary, who died unmarried in 1743. (3) 

William, the fecond and prefent Vifcount Barrington, William, 
2 1 February 1737? arrived from his travels, 13 March m * 
1739 was chofen to the Britifh parliament for Berwick: vifcount, 
And 8 October 1745 took his feat in the Houfe of Peers 2 , 
being appointed 22 February following one of the Lord's 
Commimoners of the Admiralty. In 1754 his Lordfhip 
was appointed niafter of the great wardrobe, and in the 
fame year was chofen to the Englifh parliament for Ply- 
mouth ; in 1755 he was fworn of the Privy Council in that 
kingdom, and in the fame year was appointed fecretary at 
war ; in March 1761 he became Chancellor of the Exche- 
quer, which office he continued to fill till June 1762, 
when he was appointed treafurer of the navy ; in July 
1765 his Lordfhip was again made fecretary at war, where 
he continued till December 1778, when he had his Ma- 
jefty's permiflion to retire from public buflnefs, and at the 
fame time relinquifried his feat for Plymouth, which bo- 
rough he had reprefented without interruption for 24 
years. On 16 September 1740 his Lordfhip married Ma- 
ry, daughter and heir to Henry Lovell, Efq. and widow 
of Samuel Grimflon, Efq. eldeff. fon of William, Vif- 
count Grimfton, and by her Ladyfhip, who died 24 Sep- 

1 Information of Lord Vifcount BarringtOD, Debret': Peerage, 
and Lodge^ 3 Lords jour. III. 588. 

2o6 GAGE, ViscoutfT GAGE. 

tember 1764, had iffue a fon, born in February 1743, 
and a daughter Bothefia-Anne, born 8 Auguft 1741, both 

Titles.] William Wildman-Barrington-Shute, Vif- 
count Barrington of Ardglafs, and Baron Barrington of 

Creations.] B. Barrington of Newcaftle in the 
county of Dublin, and V. Barrington of Ardglafs in the 
county of Downe, 1 July 1720, 6 Geo. I. 

Arms.] Pearl, three cheveronels, ruby, a label of 
three points, faphire. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a Capuchin Friar, proper, 
with black hair, a band about his neck, pearl, veiled 
pally of fix pearl and ruby, with a cap, or cowl, of the 

Supporters.] Two Gryphons, with wings expanded 
topaz, and gorged with labels, as in the coat. 

Motto.] Honesta, Quam Splendida. 

Seats.] Becket-Houfe in the parifli of Shrivenham 
and county of Berks, 60 miles from London, and Tofts 
near Maiden in ElTex, 32 miles from London. 


GAGE, Viscount GAGE. 

29 1 HIS noble family is of Norman extraction, and de- 
rives its defcent from de Gaga, or Gage, who attended K. 
William I. in his expedition to England, and after the 
conquefl thereof was rewarded with large grants of lands in 
the foreft of Dean (which contains about 30,000 acres) 
and county of Gloucefter i adjacent to which foreft he fix- 

GAGE, Viscount GAGE. 207 

ed his refidence, by building a feat at Clerenvell, other- 
wife Clurewall, in the fame place. He alio built a large 
houfe in the town of Cirencefter, where he died, and was 
buried in the abbey ; and his pofterity remained in that 
county for many generations in credit and efteem, of 
whom there were Barons in parliament in the reign of K. 
Henry II. one whereof in the reign of Edward III. 
was member of parliament for Taviftock ; as another was 
for Bafingftoke in the time of Henry IV. 

In whofe ninth year John Gage is mentioned as a wit- John. 
nefs to deeds, and was father of another John, who mar- John, 
ried Joan, daughter and coheir to John Sudgrove of Sud- 
grove in Gloucefterfhire, who in 1416 (4 Hen. V.) divid- 
ed his eftate in Sudgrove, Mufarder, &c. between his two 
daughters, the faid Joan, and Alice, wife of John Bovey. 
By her he left a ion John, who was knighted, and 32 Sir John. 
Hen. VI. purchafed the lands that were John Bovey's in 
Cirencefter, Mufarder, Sidington, and Brimsfleld, and 
made a further addition to his eftate by marriage with 
Eleanor, daughter and heir to Thomas St. Clere, Efq. 
Lord of the manors of Afton-Clinton in Bucks, and of 
Ofpring in Kent, (who was ion of Sir Philip St. Clere of 
Aldham-St. Clere by Margaret, daughter of Sir Nicholas 
de Lovayn, Lord of the Manor of Burftow and Hedge- 
court in Surry 44 Edw. III. and lifter and heir to Nicholas 
Lovayn, Lord of Penfhurft in Kent). Sir John Gage de- 
parted this life 30 September i486, and left two fons, 
William his heir ; and John, anceftor to the family at 
Rufliton in Northamptonshire. 

William Gage, Efq. was 30 years old at his father's William, 
death ; married Agnes, daughter of Thomas Bolney, Efq. 
and refided at Burftow in Surry, where he made his will 
14 February 1496 (the probate bears date 24 October fol- 
lowing) and therein directed, that his body fhould be bu- 
ried in the church of the Grey-Friars, London, to which 
church he bequeathed, for his fepulture there to be had, 
and to the intent that the brethren thereof fhould fetch his 
hody to the earth, and ling a trental for his foul, forty {hill- 
ings. He made other pious bequefts ; and, after his debts 
were paid and cofts of burial difcharged, devifed all his 
perfonal eftate to his wife, with the manors of Heyton, St. 
Clere, and Torryng in Suflex, and thofe of Burftow and 
Hedgecourt in Surry for life j Ihe to have the cuftody and 


2oS GAGE, Viscount GAGE. 

rule of his Ton and heir John during his nonage, and on 
that account to receive the profits of all his other manors 
and lands in the counties of Surry, Bucks, and Kent, ihe 
finding him honeflly and competently with meat, drink, 
and raiment- 
Sir John. Which Sir John Gage diflinguiihed himfelf in a very 
extraordinary manner, both in a military and civil capa- 
city, and became one of the moft famous men in the 
reigns of Henry VIII. and his children. 

After his father's death, he was granted in ward to Wal- 
ter Stafford, Duke of Buckingham, and after his marriage 
-with Philippa, daughter of Sir Richard Guldeford, or 
Guilford, Knight of the Garter, was preferred by the Duke 
to the fervice of K. Henry VIIL who in 15 13 fent him into 
France to the neges of Theroucnne and Tournay ; in the 
former of which he fo diflinguiihed himfelf that he was 
made captain of the caftle of Calais (ufually called Guifnes) 
and whilft in that poit, performed many valiant actions 
againft the enemy. But ere long being fent for home, he 
was knighted, fworn a privy counfellor, made vice-cham- 
berlain, and captain of the guards ; and a few years after, 
for fervice done on the borders of Scotland, in which ex- 
pedition he was principal commander, he was made comp- 
troller of the houmold and chancellor of the Dutchy of 
Laneafter in one day ; being alfo a few days after confti- 
tuted conftable of the tower of London for life, at the 
next St. George's feaft elected a Knight of the moft no- 
ble order of the Garter, and 22 May 1541 was inftalied 
at Windfor*. 

In 1530 (22 Hen. VIIL) he was one of the Knights, 
deputed by the parliment, who, with the two archbifhops 
and the principal nobility and clergy, flgned that memora- 
ble letter to Pope Clement VII., defiring his holiftefs to 
comply with the King in his divorce from Queen Catha- 
rine, his brother's widow ; threatening, that if he refufed 
(conndering, the two univeriities of England, that of Pa- 
ris, as well as many others in France, and what almoft all 


* His fervices were alfo rewarded with a grant (21 Hen. VIII.) 

of the wardfhip and marriage of William, fon and heir to John 
Baynham of Clowerwall in Gloucelterfhire, Efq. whom he married 
to his youngeit daughter , and the next year were given to him and 
his heirs the manors of Boreham, Rokeland, Felton, Heldynglee, 
Frillon, and Exfett in Sullex, with Stewton in Lincolnfhire j and 
31 Hen. VIII. the manor of Aclifton in SuvTex ; together with the 
ruonailery of Combwellin Kent three years after. 

GAGE, Viscount GAGE. 399 

men of learning and knowledge and integrity, both at 
home and abroad, had determined to be true, and were 
ready to defend in their difcourfes and writings) they could 
make no other conftru&ion of it, but that the care of 
themfelves was committed to their own hands, and that 

they were left to feek their remedy elfewhere.. In 29 

Hen. VIII. he was fummoned among thofe of the court, 
to be prefent at the baptifm of Prince Edward at Hamp- 
ton-court ; and three years after was appointed chief Rew- 
ard of all the honours, caftles, manors, &c. in SuiTex, 
forfeited by the attainder of Thomas Cromwell, Earl of 
EfTex, with power to fubftitute a deputy ; having a grant 
at the fame time, of the Stewardship of all the liberties, 
privileges, franchifes and lands of the Archbiihop of Can- 
terbury, during the minority of Henry, Lord Abergaven- 
ny. -In 35 Hen. VIII. the King authorized him to retain 
in his fervice, from time to time, forty perfons above his 
ufual attendants ; being then employed as one of the com- 
miflioners to conclude a peace with Scotland, which was 
fininied 1 October at Newcaftle ; and thereupon he was 
foon after joined in two commiflions with the Lord Chan- 
cellor Audley, the Lord Treafurer Norfolk, and others, to 
redeem and ranfom prifoners between the two kingdoms, 
and to conclude a treaty of marriage between Prince Ed- 
ward, and Mary, Queen of Scots. 

At the fiege of Bulloigne, 36 Hen. VIII. he was in joint 
commiflion with Charles, Duke of Suffolk, as Lieutenant 
of his Majefty's camp ; and, for fundry fervices there, 
wa appointed, with Sir Anthony Browne, Captain-Ge- 
neral of the bands of horlemen, being made a Knight- 
Bannaret under the royal ftandard of England. He was 
much in favour with K. Henry VIII. who expreffed his ei~ 
teem for him, by caufing his picture (among other hi* 
warriors and favourites) to be drawn by the famous Hans 
Holbein, to adorn his court-gallery,- which yet remains in 
the poffeflion of the crown ; and appointing him one of the 
executors of his laft will (in which he left him a legacy of 
2000 marcs) to aid and aflift his fon Prince Edward, for the 
good eftate and profperity of the realm. However, to- 
wards the latter end of that reign, he was difcharged, by 
the Duke of Northumberland's intereft, from his confta- 
blelhip of the tower, but when Q^ Mary came to the 
crown, was reftored to that employment for life, and in 
1553 made Lord Chamberlain of her houfiiold. 

Vol.V. P Having 

2io GAGE, Viscount GAGE, 

Having thus ferved in all thefe ftations and offices with 
fidelity and diligence, from the firft year of Henry VIIL 
to the fifth of (^ Mary, untouched with any reproach, 
and being then in the 77 year of his age, he ended his 
life at his houte of Firle in Suffex, and was buried (accord- 
ing to his defire in his wHl) at Weft-Firle 28 April 1557, 
where a tomb of jafper (lone and marble was erected to his 
memory by his fori Edward, having thereon his effigies in 
full proportion, in the habit of the garter, with his Lady 
in the drefs of the times, and their hands elevated, with 
this infcriotion on a brafs plate in the wall, under his arms 
in a garter j 

Hie jacet Johannes Gage, pr^clari Ordinis Garterii 
Miles, quondam Conftabulaiius Turris London, 
Cancellarius Ducatus Lancafiris, Dominus Camerarius 
llofpicii Regime Mariae, ac unus de privato Concilio 
Ejufdem Reginge ; et Philippa Uxor ejus, quiobierunt 
Anno Dni 1557, quorum Animabus propitietur Deus. 

and round the verge of the tomb is the 25 verfe of the 19 

chapter of 'Job in Latin. His iflue were four fons and 

four daughters, viz. 

(1) Sir Edward his fucceffor. 

(2) James, feated at Bentley in SuiTex, whofe defendants 
flourilhed likewife at Wormley in Hertfordfhire ; of which 
branch was Henry Gage of Bentley, Efq. who died un- 
married in 17 18, having two brothers, and one fifter 
Anne, married to Thomas Payne of Lewes in SuiTex, 
Efq. One of the brothers left three fons, Thomas, a 
Merchant abroad ; Rev. John Gage of Firle ; and Henry. 
And the Wormley branch ceafed in John Gage, Efq. wha 
died 6 January 1731? at Seville in Spain. 

(3) Robert, of Healing in Surry, of whom prefently. 

(4) William, left no ilTue. 

(1) Daughter Alice, married to Sir Anthony Browne, 
Knight of the garter, Avas mother of Anthony, created 
Vifcount Montaeute ; of Mary, Marcluonefs of Dorfet ; 
and of Mabel, Countefs of Kildare. 

(2) Anne, to John Thatcher, the elder, of Prieflhaws in 
Suifcx, Efq. 

^5 , to Sir John Jennings, of the King's privy cham- 

ber, and in 1544 mailer of the ordnance at Bulloigne. 

(*) >-, to William Baynham of Clowerwall in Gloucef- 

-ierfbire, Efq. 


GAGE, Viscount GAGE. 211 

Robert Gage of Healing, Efq. the third fon, left two Family 
fons, Robert, who died in the reign of Q^ Elizabeth for \ 
the caufe of Mary, Queen of Scots ; and John of He ling, a ing ' 
who married Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas Coplev, 
and had three fons, Sir Henry ; Thomas, a Friai at Rome, 
who wrote the Hiftory of the Weft- Indies, but reforming 
to the Proteftant religion, married in England during the 
civil war ; and George. 

Sir Henry Gage, the eldeft fon, being brought up in 
the army, had the command of an Engliih regiment in 
Flanders, and procuring leave to make an offer of his fer- 
vice to K. Charles J. went to Oxford ; which plac . in June 
1644, during the King's abfence, being much infefted by 
the enemy's garrifon of Boftal-Houfe, he offered to reduce 
it, and did fo, (with a party of foot, a troop of horfe, and 
three pieces of cannon) ', by having itfurrenderedto him, 
with the ammunition and much good provifion. He left 
a garrifon in it, which not only defended Oxford from 
thofe mifchievous incurfions, but very near fupported itfelf 
by the contributions it drew from Buckinghamshire. 

** He was in truth (fays the Earl of Clarendon) a very 
** extraordinary man, of a large and very graceful perfon ; 
" of an honourable extraction* his grandfather (great- 
" grandfather it mould be) having been Knight of the 
e< Garter; befides his great experience and abilities as a 
te foldier, which were very eminent, he had very great 
<c parts of breeding, being a very good fcholar in the po- 
{< lite parts of learning, a great mafler in the Spanifh and 
<( Italian tongues, befides the French and the Dutch, which 
<( he fpake in great perfection, having fcafce been in Eng- 
<e land for twenty years before he came to offer his fervice 
e< to the King at Oxford. He was likewife very converfant 
<c in courts, having for many years been much efteemed in 
s< that of the Archduke and Dutchefs, Albert and Ifabella, 
<c at Bruffells, which was a great and very regular court at 
te that time; fo that he delerved to be looked upon as a 
tc wife and accomplished perfon. Of this gentleman the 
te Lords of the council, during his Majefty's abfence, had 
<e a fingular efleem, and confulted frequently with him, 
" whilft they looked to be befieged, and thought Oxford to 
tc be the more fecure for his being in it." 

The Marquefs of Winchefter being clofeiy (hut up in his 
houfe of Baring in Hampihire, and the governor of Oxford 

P 2 refufinr 


$14 & A G E, Viscount GAGE* 

refiling to fend him any relief, Colonel Gage undertook 
that hazardous enterprize, with the fervants of the Lords 
and gentlemen, and fome volunteers, to the number of 
250 horfe and 400 foot ; with which fmall party for fo 
great an action he happily effected it, and fupplying the 
garrifon with two months proviflon, returned fafe to Ox- 
ford, with the lofsonlyof eleven men, and 40 or 50 flightier 
wounded. This undertaking (which is more minutely de- 
fcribed by Lord Clarendon in his Hiftory of the Rebellion), 
was confefled by enemies, as well as friends, to be as fol- 
dierly an action, as had been performed in the war on ei- 
ther fide, and redounded very much to the reputation of 
the commander. 

After this notable fervice, he was fent for to affiitthe Earl 
of Northampton in railing the fiege of Banbury, which he 
punctually performed, behaving in that action with great 
conduct and bravery ; but after his return with the King 
to Oxford, and being made governor thereof 24 November 
1644 and knighted, in attempting to break down Culham- 
Bridge near Abingdon, where he intended to erect: a royal 
fort, to keep that garrifon from molefling that fide of the 
country, he was mot through the heart with a mufquet- 
bullet 11 January 1644. Prince Rupert was prefent at the 
action, having approved and been much pleafed with the 
deflgn, which was never purfued after ; and in truth the 
King fuftained a wonderful lofs in his death, being a mart 
of great wifdom and temper, and one among the very few 
dbldiers, who made himfelf univerfally be loved and ef- 
teemed. His body was carried to Oxford, and interred h\ 
Chrift-church cathedral, with a folemnity anfwerable to his- 
merits, being attended to the grave by Prince Rupert, the 
Duke of Richmond, the Lord Treafurer and Chamberlain, 
the Secretaries, Comptroller, Lords of the privy council, 
moft of the nobility, gentry, and chief commanders, the 
Vice-Chancellor and Mayor, with their refpective attend- 
ants, the heralds at arms, &c. having this infeription to 
.perpetuate his memory ; 

P. M. S. 

Hie fitus eft Militum Chiliarcha, 

Henricus Gage Rques Auratus, fllius ac 

Haeres Johannis Gage de Haling in Agro 

Surienfi, Armigeri, Pronepos Johannis Gage 

Honoratiflimi Ordinu Perifceiidis Equitis. 


GAGE, Viscount GAGE. sij 

In Belgio meruit fupra Annos xx in 

Omni Praslio, ct Obfidione Berghae-ad 

Zomam, Bredae, ac praecipue S. Audomari ; ex 

Belgio ad M. Britt. Regem miflus, attulit Armorum 

vii M. miffus cum Imperio Baftalii asdes 

Expugnavit, mox Bafingianis Praelidiariis 

Commeatu interclufis, ftrenue, Re jam 

Defperata, Suppetias tulit. Caftrum Bam: 

:burienfe cum Northamtonise Comite 

Liberavit. Hinc Equenri Dignitate or: 

rnatus, Hofles denuo Bafinga fugavit. 

Jamque Gubernator Oxon. creatus, cum 

Ad Culhami pontem in Hofles jam tertio 

Milites audaciter duceret, plumbea trajectus 

Glande, occubuit die xi. Jan. 1644. 

Jt. 47. Funus folemni lu&u profecuti Principes, 

Proceres, Milites, Academici, Cives^ Omnes Do: 

:lorem teftati ex Defiderio Viri, Ingenio, 

Linguar. peritia, Gloria militari, Pietate, Fide, et 

Amore in Principem et Patriam, eminentiffimi. 

Hanc Memoris Epitomen pofuit illi Pietas mser. 

Lug. que Fratris Georgii Gage. 

Qn a fmall ftone under the monument : 

/Eterna Caducis 


We now proceed with Sir Edward Gage, eldefl fon of Sir 
Sir John, Knight of the garter. He was created a Knight Edward, 
of the Bath by CX Mary, in whofe fourth year he was 
Sheriff of Surry and Suifex ; and was a pious fober judici- 
ous gentleman, as appears by his will, dated at Firle 17 
December 1566, above two years before his death ; by 
"which he directed his body to be buried in the pariih 
church of Firle ; and that two-penny dole mould be diflri- 
buted to fuch poor people, as would refort to his burial, 
leaving alfo feveral Turns of money to poor houfnolders of 
many adjoining parifhes. He further wills, that his exe- 
cutors provide a decent flone to lye on his good father and 
mother, with the pictures of them and all their children, 
and thofe holy words engraven in brafs : Credo quod Re- 
demptor mens vivit, et in noviffimo die de 'Terra furreffurus 
[urn, et in Came mea videbo Deum Sahatorem meum. Alfo, 
that they provide a decent graveftone to lie on him and his 


14 GAGE, Viscount GAGE. 

wife, all his fons to be kneeling behind him, and all his 
daughters behind her, with the fame holy words to be en- 
graven in brafs. To his well-beloved wife he gives her 
dwelling in his manlion houfe at Firle, fo long as fhe re- 
mains a widow, and leaves her the charge of bringing up 
all her children, except his heir-apparent ; and forafmuch 
as according to his words, that God had pleafed to fend 
him a gentle and loving wife, who had long been coupled 
,with him, and meaning to provide for the better mainte- 
nance of her and her children, he leaves her feveral lands, 
all her jewels, and three chains of gold, which fhe ufual- 
ly wore ; to his daughters, Margery, Lucy, and Marga- 
ret, 500 marcs a piece, and to Philippa, in confederation 
of her being the eldeft, and for other reafons, 500I. with 
the annuity of 10I. for their maintenance, and the like to 
his younger fons, the payment whereof he orders out of 
the rents of his manors and lands in Heighton, Firles, 
Hofiers, Hollandale, Compton, Exfett, Tryfton, Lam- 
porte, and Egington, or elfewhere in the county of Suf- 
fex ; his manor of Crabhoufe in Norfolk, &c x .~He died 
27 December 1568, and having married Elizabeth, 
daughter of John Parker of Willingdon in SuvTex, Efq. by 
his wife Joan, daughter of Sir Richard Sackville, an- 
ceflor to the Duke of Dorfet, they lie buried at Firle, with 
this memorial on a brafs tablet in the wall, over a marble- 
altar-tomb ; 

Hicjacent Edwardus Gage Miles, et 

Uxor ejus Elizabetha, qui obierunt 

Anno Dni. 1569. Quorum Animabus 

Propitietur Dcus. 

And round the virge, Sao quod R?demptor mens vivit, &c. 

Their ifTue were nine fons and fix daughters, John his 
heir; Anthony, born 25 June 1540, died 31 January 
- 3567 without iffue ; Thomas, born 27 January 1541, of 
whom hereafter, his fon John fucceeding to the eftate ; 
George ; Edward, born 19 April 1539, married Marga- 
ret, third daughter of John Shelly of Michael-Grove in 
Suffex, Efq. (by Mary, daughter of Sir William Fitz- 
William of Gainfpark-Hall in the county of EfTex, ancef- 
tor to the Earl Fitz-William), and had a daughter Eliza- 
beth* married to Sir John Stradling, the firft Baronet of 


Lodge Collect 

GAGE, Viscount GAGE. 215 

that family; Richard; John; Robert; Henry, born 16 
October 1553, and died 29 July 1555 ; Agnes, born 16 
January 1547, was married 19 November 1566 to Sir Ed- 
ward Stradling of St. Donat's-Caftle in Glamorganshire, 
Knt. and died without iffue ; Philippa, married to Edmond 
Saunders, Efq. ; Mary, born 18 September 1550, married 
to James Thatcher, Efq.; Margery, born 5 June 1552, 
betrothed 17 November 1569 to Anthony Kemp, Efq.; 
Lucy; and Margaret, born 28 June 1559, Was the wife; 
of Henry Darell, Efq. 

John Gage of Firle, Efq. the elded fon, was 30 years 
of age at his father's death, and heir to 15 manors, with 
many other lands in Suffex ; the manors of Burton and 
Hedgecourt in Surry, and that of Crabhoufe in Norfolk ; 
but having furvived all his brothers, and leaving no iflue, 
though twice married *, the eftate defcended to his nephew 
John, fon of his brother Thomas ; and he lies buried at 
Firle under an altar tomb of alabafter and marble, adjoin- 
ing to his father's, with his portrait in brafs in armour 
between his two wives, in the drefs of the times, with the 
aforefaid verfe of fcripture, and over them, on the wall, 
this infcription in Roman characters ; 

Hie jacent Johannes Gage Armiger, ct duse 
Uxores ejus, Elizabetha et Margaretta, qui 
Obierunt Anno Dni Milefimo quingentelimo 
Nonagefimo quinto, quorum Animabus 
Propitietur Deus. 

Thomas Gage, Efq. his brother, married Elizabeth, Thomas, 
daughter of Sir Thomas Guldeford or Guilford, Knt. by 
his wife Elizabeth, elded daughter of John Shelly of Mi- 
chael-Grove, Efq. and deceafing in 1590, was buried at 
Firle under a done, having the figures in brafs of himfeif 
in armour, his wife lying by him, and a fon and two 
daughters kneeling in a praying poilure, with this me- 
morial ; 

Hie jacent Thomas Gage Armiger et Uxor 
Ejus Elizabetha, qui obierunt Anno Domini 
Milefimo quingentelimo Nonagefimo, qui 
Habuerunt unum filium et duas filias. 

Quorum Animabus propitietur Deus. 

1 Lodge Called*. 


2i6 GAGE, Viscount G A G 6,1 

And In a niche at the front of the tomb, is 

Johannes Gage, qui hie jacet, fecit haec 
Monumenta Anno Dni 1595. 

The two daughters were Mary, married to Sir Thomas 
Pordage, Knt. ; and Elizabeth, to Creffacre More ot 
More-Hall, otherwise Gubbins, or Gobions near North- 
Mims, in Hertfordfhire, and died 15 July 161 8 *. 

Sir John, John, who fucceeded his uncle in eftate, was advanced 
1 to the degree of a Baronet 26 March 1622, and married 

Baronet. p ene lope, widow of Sir George Trenchard of Wolverton 
in the county of Dorfet, Knt. third of the four daughters 
and coheirs of Thomas Darcy, Earl Rivers, by his wife 
Mary, daughter and coheir to Sir Thomas Kitfon of Hen- 
grave in Suffolk, Knt. and dying 3 October 1633, was bu- 
ried with his anceftors at Firle, having iffue by her -f four 
fons and five daughters, of whom Frances was firfl married 
to Sir William Treiham of Rufhton in Northamptonuiire, 
Bart, and fecondly to George Gage, Efq. ; Penelope, to 
Henry Merrey of Barton in Derbyfhire, Efq ; Elizabeth, 
to Sir Thomas Petre of Cranham inEffex, Knt. and Bart.; 


* He was the great-grandfon of Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of 
England, beheaded by K. Henry VIII. on whole attainder the ef- 
tate was forfeited to the crown, and fettled on the Princefs, after Q^ 
Elizabeth, who held it to her death, after which it reverted to the 
family, in' the perfon of this Creffacre More, who had iffue Tho- 
mas, Hellen, and Bridget. Thomas married Mary, daughter of 
Sir Bafil Brooke of Madeley in Salop, and had a fon Bafil More, 
Efq. who married Anne, daughter of Sir William Humble, Bart, 
and fuiiamed fuch great loffes for his loyalty to his Prince, that he 
was obliged to fell the manor of Gobions to Sir Edward Defbou- 
verie of London, anceftor to the Vifcount Folkftone, whole fons m 
1697 conveyed it to Mr. Pitchcroft, and he to the late Sir Jerenr. 
Sambroke, Bart, 

f- She after became thefecond wife of Sir William Hervey of Ick- 
^orth in Suffolk, Knt. grandfather to John, created Earl ofBriftol. 
When me was firft left a widow, fne was only 17 years of age and a 
very great beauty, and became heir to a very large fortune by her 
.mother's leaving her the whole inheritance of the Kitfons, and her 
fhare in that of the Darcys. We are told this odd circumftance 
concerning her marriages ; that being courted by her three hufbands 
together, who quarrelled about her, ihe artfully put an end to their 
difpute, by threatening the firft aggreffor with her everlafting dif- 
pleafure ; by which means, they not knowing whom (he might 
chufe, laid the quarrel afieep , and fhe told them humoroufly, if 
they would keep the peace and have patience, fhe would have them 
all in their turns, which happened accordingly, though fo very un 
likely to turn out. 

GAGE, Viscount GAGE. 217 

and Anne, to Henry Petre, Efq. fixth Ton of William, the 
fecond Lord Petre. The Tons were Sir Thomas his heir ; 
John of Stoneham in Suffolk, who left no iffne ,' Sir Ed- 
ward, of whom prelently ; and Henry, who married Hen- 
rietta, daughter of Thomas, Lord Jerm\ n of Kulhbrooke 
in Suffolk, fitter and coheir to Henry, Earl of Dover, by 
whom he had a fon John Gage of Princethorp in Norfolk, 
Efq. and a daughter Mary, a nun. 

Sir Edward Gage, the third fon, being made heir to his Family of 
mother's inheritance of Hengrave in Suffolk, became feat- Hengrave, 
ed there ; was knighted, and created a Baronet 15 July Baronets. 
1662. He married five wives ; to his fir ft Mary, iecond 
furvi-ving daughter cf the aforefaid Sir William BerveV (bv 
his firft wife Sulan, daughter cf Sir Robert Jermyn cf 
Kulhbrooke, Knt. grandfather to Henry, created Farl of 
St. Albans) and by her, who died 13 July 1654, had Sir 
William, his fucceflbr ; and two daughters, Penelope, 
married to Edward Sulyard of Hawley-Park in Suffolk, 
Efq. ; and Mary, to William Bond, Efq.- His fecond wife 
was Frances, fecond daughter of Walter, the fecond Lord 
Affon cf Forfar, and by her he had one fon Francis, cf 
Packircgton-Hari in Staffordshire, in right of his mother, 
who died in child-birth of him, and he marrying Eliza- 
beth, daughter and heir to John Devereux of Mountfer- 
rat, Efq. one of the Caribbee Iilands, died 6 September 
1729, and left on^ fon Devereux. -His third wife was 

Anne, daughter ei~ - Watkins, by whom he had one 

fon Edward, that d>ed unmarried. His fourth the Lady 
Mary Fielding, daughter of George, Earl of Defmond, 
who bore him four ions and two daughters ; John, James, 
George, and Henry; Catharine, who died beyond fea ; 
and Bafilia, maid of honour to Mary D'Efte, Queen of 
K. Tames IF His fifth wife was Bridg-et Fielding;, a 
daughter of the fame family, and widow of Slaugh- 
ter, Efq. by whom he had no iffue, and dying 31 January 
1707, in the -90 year of his age, was fucceeded by his eld- 
ft fon 

Sir William Gage, the fecond Baronet, who in 1722 
was elected to parliament for the borough of Seaford, and 
died in February 1726, having married firft Mary-Char- 
lotte, only daughter of Sir Thomas Bond of Peckham in 
Surry, Bart, comptroller of the houfnold to the Queen-mo- 
ther of K. Charles II. by whom he had feven daughters, 
whereof Alice was married to Henry Sorrell of St. Ed- 


2ig GAGE, Viscount GAGE. 

mondfbury, M. D. and two fons, Thomas his heir appa- 
rent ; and John, who by Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas 
Rookwood of Coldham-Hail in Suffolk, Efq. had two fons, 
Thomas and John. His fecond wife was Merelina, 
daughter and coheir to Thomas, Lord Jermyn, being aifo 
coheir to Henry, Earl of St. Albans, and to Henry, Earl 
of Dover, and widow of Sir Thomas Springe of Paken- 
ham in Suffolk, Bart, but by her he had no iffue. 

Thomas, his heir apparent, married Delariviere, eldefl 
daughter of Sir Symonds D'Ewes of Stow-Hall in Suffolk, 
Bart, by his wife Delariviere, daughter and coheir to the 
faid Thomas, Lord Jermyn, and dying before his father, 
in the 32 year of his age, lies buried at Hengrave with 
this infcription ; 

Hie jacet Thomas Gage, Arm. ex Patre Gulielmo 
Gage Baronetto, et Matre Charolette Bond, filiae 
Unica; Thomre Bond, Baronetti. Duxit in Uxorem 
Delariviere D'Ewes, primogenitam Symondm" D'Ewes 
Baronetti, quam trium Filiorum Matrem reliquit 
Immatura Morte defolatam, 32. actat. anno, Animam 
Deo reddidit, magno fuorum damno, fui Solatio, 

Die i. Martii 17 16. 
R. I. P. 

His fons were Thomas; Sir William; and Edward, 
-who left no iffue. Sir Thomas, who fucceeded his grand- 
father, and was the third Baronet, deceafmg at Hengrave 
1 September 1741, was fucceeded by his brother Sir Willi- 
am, a Portugal merchant, who 14 June 1741 married the 
eldefl daughter of Captain Robert Harland, and widow of 
Mr. Ellis of St. Edmondfbury ; and dying without iffue 23 
April 1744, left the bulk of his eftate to the fons of the 
Lord Gage r . 
s * ir We now return to Sir Thomas Gage of Firle, who ftu> 

Thomas, ceec ji n g his father Sir John, was the fecond Baronet, 
Baronet married Mary, elder daughter and coheir to John Cham- 
berlain of Shirburne-Caftle in the county of Oxford, Efq. 
and died about the year 1655, having iffue by her, (who 
re-married with Sir Henry Goring of Burton in Suffex, 
Bart, where me was buried in 1694) four fons and three 

daughters, viz. 


f Lodge Collet, 

GAGE, Viscount GAGE. S19 

Sir Thomas, the third Baronet, who dyino; at Rome (0 
whilft on his travels, 22 November 1660, was buried in T , 
ihe chapel of the Engliih College there, under a marble as * 
graveftone thus infcribed ; Baronet. 

D. O. M. 

Thomse Gagio, Equiti 

Baronetro Anglo, SufTexienn\ 

Patre, Honoribus ac Nominibus 

Matre, Nobilitati pari 

Maria Tankervilla, 

Alias Chamberlana nato ; 

Famiiiae non fiiagis 

Generis claritate, 

Quam perpetua Fidei Catholics? 

Ccnitantia Prmcipiis 


Qui in ipfo setatis flore, 

Ipfoque in a] mam Urbem ingrefTu, 

Deo Animam, Corpus Terrae 

Inter Cives fuos tradidit, 

5CXII. Novembris Anno Dni M. D. CLX. 

Johannes Gagius Eques 

Baronettus, cariiTimo Fratri 

Mserens pofuit. 

Sir John Gage, the fourth Baronet. (2) 

Henry, who died without ifiue. (5) 

Jofeph, father of the Lord Vilcount Gage. (4) 

The daughters were Frances, married to Sir Charles 
Yates of Buckland in Berkihire, Bart. ; Mary, to Antho- 
ny Kemp of Slingdon in Suilex, Efq. ; and Catharine, 
became the fecond wife of Walter, the third Lord Afton 
of Forfar, whom fhe furvived without iffue. 

Sir John Gage of Firle married firft Mary, daughter of Sir 
Thomas Middlemore of Edgebafton in the county of War- ^ "* 
wick, Efq. and by her, who died 28 July 1686, had three E aron et, 
fons and ieven daughters, of whom only two daughters 
who became his coheirs furvived, viz. Mary, (the fecond 
wife of Sir John Shelly of Michael-Grove, Bart, by whom 
fhe had two fons and three daughters,- viz. Sir John, his 
fucceffor; Richard; Mary, married to John, eldefl Ion of 
Sir Henry Lawfon, Bart. ; Elizabeth, to Edward Sheldon 
of Wefton, Efq. j and Catharine, to George Mathew of 


220 CAGE, V i s c o u rf T GAGE. 

Thomaftown in the county of Tipperary, Efq.) ; and 
Bridget, married to Thomas, Vifcount Fauconberg, died 
1 8 November 1732, and was grandmother of Thomas > 
the prefent Earl. -Sir John's fecond wife was Mary, 
daughter of Sir William, and lifter to Sir Rowland Stanley 
of Hooton in Cheftiire, Barts. by whom he had one daugh- 
ter Mary (the fecond wife of Henry Roper, Lord Teyn- 
ham, me died by a mifcarriage in January 17 16); and 
three fons, fucceflive Baronets ; Sir John died 27 May 
1699, in the 58 year of his age, and was fucceeded by 
his eldeft fon 
'Sir John, gj r j j ir , 5 j-foe fifth Baronet, who dying in January 1699- 

Baronet l l 00 > a e d about eight years, was fucceeded by his brother 
Si r Sir Thomas, the fixth Baronet, who died in France on 

Thomas, his travels in October 17 13, in the 20 year of his age, and 
6 was buried at Biaye in the province of Guyenne ; where- 

Baronet. U p 0n t h e t j t j e anc | I ar g e eftate devolved to his brother 

Sir Sir William, the feventh Baronet, born in 1695, who, 

"William, renouncing the errors of the church of Rome, was created 
Baronet a Knight of the Bath 27 May 1725, and inftalled 17 July; 
he ferved in feverai parliaments for the Cinque-Port of 
Seaford ; but dying unmarried 23 April 1744, the title ac- 
crued to the Lord Gage, to whole fons he left the principal 
part of his eftate. 
Jofeph. Jofeph Gage, Efq. his Lordfnip's father, had his mo- 
ther's eftate of Shirburne-Caftle ; and Elizabeth her fifter 
being married to John, Lord Abergavenny, and having 
no iftue, he inherited the remainder of what (he had not 
fold, whereby the caftle of Sherburne became the family 
feat ; and fo continued until the year 17 16, when Lord 
Gage difpofed of it, with the eftate thereto belonging, to 
Thomas Parker, Earl of Macclesfield. He alfo acquired a 
great eftate by his marriage with Elizabeth, daughter of 
George Penruddcck of the county of Southampton, Efq. 
and heir to her brothers, who died childlefs ; and fhe de- 
ceafing 5 December 1693, left him two fons and two 

(1) Thomas, created Vifcount Gage. 

(2) Count Jofeph Gage, who being concerned in the Mifn- 
iippi fchemes in France, acquired a prodigious fortune in 
the year 1 7 19, his wealth being computed at 12 or 13 
millions, fterling ; which fo intoxicated him, that he made 
an offer to the late Auguftus, King of Poland, of three 
millions for that crown, which his Majefty refufing, he 


GAGE, Viscount GAGE. i%\ 

propofed to purchafe the Ifland of Sardinia, from the then 
King of Sardinia, a propofal that Monarch alfo rejected. 
But by the fall of that babble the next year, being reduced 
to great poverty, he fought new adventures in Spain, 
where in February 1727 he obtained a grant from the 
crown, for working and draining all the goldmines in old 
Spain, and fulling for all wrecks on the coafls of Spain, 
and the Indies ; and in October 1741 was prefented by his 
Catholick Majefty with a filver mine of immenie value, to 
him and his heirs by patent, with the title of Count, or 
Grandee of the third clafs. After which he was confli- 
tuted General of his Majefty's armies in Sicily, in which 
ftation he received a complete overthrow by Count Traun, 
commander of the Auftrian and Piedmontefe troops at 
Campo-Santo, 8 February 1742 N. S. and in March. 
1743 was honoured with the title of Grandee of Spain of the 
firft clafs, and Commander in Chief of the army in Lom- 
bardy ; being alfo prefented by the King of Naples with 
the order of St. Gennaro, and a penfion of 4000 ducats a 
year. His wife was Lady Lucy Herbert, fourth daughter 
of William, the firft Marquefs cf Pcwis. 

Daughter Elizabeth was married to John Wefton of (1) 
Sutton in Surry, Efq. 

Anne, to Richard Arundel Bealing of Langhern in (2) 
Cornwall, Efq. whofe two daughters by her, Frances and 
Mary were married, as the reader will find under the title 
of Vifcount Mountgarret. 

Thomas Gage, Efq. the elder fon, in confederation of Sir 
his great merit, was advanced to the Peerage of Ireland, Thomas, 
being created Vifcount Gage of Caftle-Ifland and Baron yif coun $ p 
Gage of Caftlebar by privy feal dated at St. James's 13 
June, and by patent 14 September 1720, with the crea- 
tion fee of 20 marcs 2 . 

The many mining qualities of this nobleman are difplay- 
ed, in the dedication to him of the ninth volume of the 
Spe&ators, and in the following addrefs from the Speaker 
of the Houfe of Commons, when ordered, 31 March 
1732, to give the thanks of that houfe to his Lordlhip, for 
his great expence and fervice, in detecting the fraudulent 
fale of the Earl of Derwentwater's eftate, with a prefent of 

1 Lodge Colleft. 

s Rot. Anno 7 Geo. I. x. p. D, 

2ZZ GAGE, Viscouht GAGE, 

i* My Lord Gage, 

<c The houfe have come to an unanimous refolution^ 
** that the thanks of the houfe be given to your Lordftiip, 
" for the great lervice you have done the public, in de- 
tc te&ing the fraudulent fale of certain forfeited eftates of 
* ( James, late Earl of Derwentwater, and of a* forfeited 
*' annuity ifluing out of the fame, which were vefted in 
*' commiflioners and truftees, to be fold for the public ufe. 
* c And the manner of your Lordfhip's making this difcove- 
" ry, hath (hewn your difinterefted regard to the public 
f .f fervice, as the effect of it may be greatly to the public 
*' benefit. 

iC The applying the forfeited eftates to the ufe of the 
" public, being one of the principal reafons for making it 
<( thereby impoffible they ftiould ever be given back to the 
" unfortunate families they once belonged to, the Houfe of 
iC Commons could net, without uncafinefs, think of this 
iC pretended fale, which has thrown into private hands, 
66 no way allied to the eftate, fo large a {hare of the profit 
*< due to the public, with a very low, and almoft the bare 
*< appearance only of a confederation for one part, and not 
t( fo much as even that for another. 

" But your Lordfhip's feafonable detection of this injuri- 
'* ous transaction will, very likely, produce juftice and ref- 
*< titution to the public ; and for this fervice your Lord- 
* 6 fhip is now receiving a reward, that, I can anfwer for 
'* your Lordfhip, you efteem the greateft andmofl honour- 
** able you can acquire ; and which, my Lord, will not 
<e only remain with you, but will derive a lafting honour 
4i to thofe, who may come after you. 

" An honour, my Lord, the houfe hath always been 
< moft tender of in the way, and for the reafon they con- 
<( fer it upon you ; and if I may ufe the expreflion, is a 
" fort of bounty they have ever been moft frugal of grant- 
" ing. Few are the inftances of it, not that public fer- 
** vices have not frequently been performed, but that the 
*< thanks of the Houfe of Commons are never given fof 
*'< public fervices, but what are the moft: eminent, fuch as 
Ci that, which your Lordfhip hath lately done the ftate. 

" I am very confeious how imperfectly I have conveyed 
Ci the fenfe of the houfe to your Lordiliip ; but the having 
" no time to prepare myfelf for it, muft be my excufe. I 
<f will only add, that no one could with greater pleafure 
54 obey the order of the houfe on this occafion, than I 


GAGE, Viscount GAGE. 221 


%i do ; which is, to give your Lordfliip the thanks of the 
** houfe for your faid fervice to the public, and I do 
V give your Lordihip the thanks cf the houfe accordingly. 

His Lordfhip's reply. 

" Mr. Speaker, 
<( This fudden and unexpected honour hath put me in- 
<c to fo great a confufion, that I never was more at a lofs 
** for words to expreis myfelf than now ; all I can fay. Sir, 
te is to affure you and the houfe, that I had no other view 
** in promoting this enquiry, than to discharge the truft 
(S my country had repofed in me, by detecting (as far as 
" I was able) a fraud injurious to the public. And fince 
* c the houfe hath been pleafed to diftinguifh my poor fer- 
* c vice, in a manner fo far beyond what it deferved, or I 
<c could have expected ; their approbation of my behavi- 
(e our in this particular inftance will, I hope, fo influence 
t( my future conduct in all others, as may convince them 
" that I fhall make it my conftant endeavour to merit the 
* e honour they have done me on this occafion." 

From the firil parliament of K. George I. he ferved for 
the borough of Tewkfbury in Gloucefterfhire, was Ver- 
durer of the forefl of Dean in that county ; admitted a fel- 
low of the Royal Society 25 November 1 731* and ap- 
pointed in 1747 Steward of the Houlhold to Frederick, 
Prince of Wales. He married firft Benedicta, or Beata- 
Maria-Terefa, only daughter and heir to Benedict Hall 
of High-Meadow in the county of Gloucefter, Efq. (who 
died in December 1 7 14) and {he dying 25 July 1749, 
was interred at Newland in Gloucefterfliire 5 he married 
fecondly 26 December 1750, Jane, daughter of 
Godfrey, and relict of Henry-Jermyn Bond of St. Ed- 
mundfbury in Suffolk, fhe died 8 October 1757, and 
his Lordfhip departed this life at his feat of Firle in 
December 1754, leaving ifTue by his firft wife a daughter 
Terefa, married 6 March 1755 to George Tafbourgh of 
Bedney in the county of Norfolk, Efq. j and two fons, 

William Hall, who fucceeded to the honour, and 
Thomas, who was Captain of a company in General 
Batareau's regiment of foot in Ireland, of which 23 Fe- 

224 GAGE, Viscount GAGE. 

bruary 1747 he was appointed Major, and in March 1750 
Lieutenant Colonel ; he was lucceffively Colonel of the 
eightieth, fixtieth, and twenty-fecond regiments of foot, 
was raifed to the rank of Major-General 5 March 1761 > 
Lieutenant-General 30 April 1770, and a General of 
hisMajefty's armies 26 November 1782 ", In 1755 being 
then a Lieutenant-Colonel, he went to America with Gene- 
ral Braddock, where he raifed a regiment, which being 
put on the eftablifhment, he was appointed Colonel, and 
continued in America during the whole of that war ; af- 
ter the ratification of the peace then enfuing, Sir Jeffery 
Amherfl returning home, General Gage was appointed his 
fuccefTor as Commander in Chief; and in the late com- 
motions in North America he was again appointed Com- 
mander in Chief and Governor of the MaiTachufets, but 
refigned the command in October 1775.- 8 Decem- 
ber 1758, he married at Mount-Kemble in America, Mar- 
garet, daughter of Peter Kemble, Efq. Prefident of the 
council at New-Jeriey, and deceafed 2 April 1788, having 
had iflue, fix fons and five daughters, viz. Henry, born at 
Montreal in Canada, a Major in the army and prefump- 
tive heir to his uncle's eflates and honours ; William, born 
at New-York, and died young ; Thomas, died an infant ; 
John, born at New- York 23 December 1767 ; Thomas, 
died young ; William-Hall, born in Park-Place, St. 
James's, Weftminfler, 2 October 1777; Maria-Terefa, 
born at Montreal 4 April 1762; Louifa-Elizabeth, born 
at New- York 12 December 1765 ; Harriet, a twin with 
John, born at New- York 23 December 1767 ; Charlotte- 
Mary, born in Duke-Street St. James's, 19 Auguft 1773; 
and Emily, born at Park-Place, St. James's, 25 April 

^ ir Sir William-Hall Gaee, the fecond and prefent Vifcount 9 

Hall " was Equerry to Frederick, Prince of Wales in 1742 ; in 
2 ' 1744 and 1 754> was chofen to the Britifh parliament for 
Vifcouut. the Cinqueport of Seaford ; in January 1766 was appoint- 
ed Pay- Mailer of the penfions ; and 17 October 1780 
was created a Peer of Great-Britain by the title of Baron 
Gage of Firle in the county of Sufifex. 3 February 1757, 
he married Elizabeth, filler to Sir Sampibn Gideon of Spal- 
ding in the county of Lincoln, Bart, and by her Ladyfhip 
who died 1 July 1783, aged 44, has no iifue 2 . 

i Beatfou. 2 Supp, to Collins -219, zzo. &c, 



Titles.] Sir William-Hall Gage, Vifcount and Ba- 
ron Gage, and Baronet. 

Creations.] Baronet, 26 March 1622, 24 Jac. I. 
V. Gage of Caftle-Ifland in the county of Kerry, and B- 
Gage of Caftlebar in the county of Mayo, 14 September 
1720, 7 Geo. I. and B. Gage of Firle in the county of 
Suffex, 17 Oaober 1780, 20 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Per faltire, faphire and pearl, a faltire, ruby. 

Crest.] On a wreath a Ram, proper, armed and un- 
guled, topaz. 

Supporters.] Two Greyhounds, jacinth, gorged 
with Coronets of fleurs de lis, topaz. 

Motto.] Courage Sans Peur. 

Seats.] High-Meadow in the county of Gloucefler, 
96 miles from London ; Firle, near Lewes in SuiTex, 40 
miles from London ; and Eaft-Grinftedin the fame coun- 
ty, 25 miles from London. 

~~> ^^^^$ - ' 


JL/ E U R I C, or Leofric, Earl of Chefler (by fome erro- 00 
neoufly ftyled Earl of Leicefter) living in the time of King Leofric. 
Ethelbald, anno 716, is faidto be anceflor to this family of Algar v 
Temple. He was the father of Algar, whofe fucceffor, p 1 ^*- 
Algar II. lived in the reign of K. Etheldred, and had iffue jJofern 
Leofric II. the father of Leofern, or Leofwin, Earl ofLeofricJ 
Mercia, whofe fon Leofrick, is by fome affirmed to be the 
firft Earl of Leicefler, in the time of Edward the Confef- 
for, and was chiefly inftrumental in railing that Prince to 
the throne, as he alfo was of his fucceffor Harold Harefoot. 
Vol. V. Q, He 


He founded the great monaftery at Coventry, which he en- 
dowed with no lefs than 24 Lordftiips, and fo much en- 
riched with ornaments of gold, filver and jewels, that 
none in the kingdom was furnifhed like it. He married 
the famous Godina (who is faid to have ridden naked* 
through Coventry by day, to regain the citizens their pri- 
vileges, which they had forfeited by offending their Lord, 
her hufband, and to free them from the taxes with which 
they were oppreiTed) ; however that may be, the pictures 
of this Earl and Countefs were fet up in the fouth wiisdow* 
of Trinity church in that city (about the reign ofK. Rich- 
ard II. upwards of 300 years as is fuppofed after the tranf- 
acYion) the Earl holding a charter in his right hand, with 
thefe words on it : 

I, Lurick, for love of thee, 
Do fet Coventry toll free. 

There is a yearly proceffion of a naked figure obferved on 
Friday after Trinity Sunday, and in a window in the High- 
itreetisthe effigies of a taylor, who, according to the tra- 
dition, was the only perfon who ventured to look at her, 
and was thereupon ftruck blind '. The Earl dying 31 Au- 
guft 1057, was buried in his monaftery, leaving 

Algar. Algar his fon to fucceed in the Earldom of Mercia, who 
in 1053 was Earl of the Eaft Saxons (Eflex) upon Harold's 
quitting that title for the Earldom of the Weil: Saxons, af- 
ter Earl Godwin's death. He died in 1059, and lies bu- 

Edwyn. ried at Coventry, leaving Edwyn his fon, a valiant noble- 
man, who diiliking the government of the Normans, was 
deprived of his Earldom by the Conqueror, and being af- 
terwards betrayed by three of his principal officers and con- 
fidents, loft his life in defending himfelf with only twenty 
horfemen againft a fuperior force, in 107 1. He left a fon 
Edwyn, Edwyn, fome time flyled Earl of Leicefter and Coventry, 
who is faid to aflume the furname of Temple, from the ma- 
nor of Temple in the hundred of Sparkenhoe, (landing in 
Wellefborough, " which manor (fays Mr. William Bur- 
<( ton, in his Defcription of Leicefterfhire) was given by 
** the old Earls of Leicefter to the Knights Templers, 
" who ufually gave the name of Temple to their lands, 
*" and they granted it to one whofe family was called 
Temple, of great account and livelyhood in thofe parts." 


J Collins, Edit, 17^9, V. a*?, 4$I 


However, this be, Henry de Temple was Lord of Temple Henry.. 

and Little-Shepey, in the reign of William the Conqueror, 

and left iflue Geoffry, whofe fon John lived in the reign of GeofTry 

Henry I. and was father of Henry de Temple, who married Henry! 

Maud, daughter of Sir John Ribbesford, and had a fon of 

his own name, Lord of the aforefaid manors in the reign of Henry. 

K. John, who gave fome lands in the latter to the Abbey 

of Meraval ; leaving his fon Richard to fucceed him, who Richard, 

lived 24 Edw. I. and by Catharine, daughter of Thomas 

Langley, had Nicholas de Temple, living 16 Edw. II. who Nicholas. 

alfo gave lands in Warwickshire to the faid Abbey in the 

14 of that reign, and marrying Margery, daughter of Sir 

Roger Corbet of Sibfton in the county of Leicefler, was 

father of Richard de Temple, living 20 Edw. IIL. who mar- Richard, 

ried Agnes, daughter of Sir Ralph Stanley, and having fe- 

pulture in the church of Shepey, is commemorated by his 

picture, drawn in a kneeling pofture, in the North-Eaft 

window, with his name under-written, 

Richardus de Temple. 

His fon was Nicholas, living in 1372 (46 Edw. III.) Nicholas. 
who married Maud, daughter of John Burguillon of New- 
ton in Leicefterfhire ; and by her, who was his widow in 
51 of that reign, left Richard (or Robert) his heir, mention- 
ed in deeds 9 Hen. V. and 3 Hen. VI. whofe wife was 
Joan, daughter of William Shepey of Great-Shepey in the 
faid county, who brought him that manor, with Cunfton, 
Billion, and Atterton, by her he left three fons, viz. (0 

Nicholas de Temple, the eldeft fon, was buried in the 
church of Great-Shepey, under a monument, with his 
Coat-Armour engraven thereon, viz. Argent, on two Bars, 
Sable, fix Martlets, Or, empaled with Azure, two Bars P 
and a Mullet in chief, Or, and this circumfcription ; 

Hie jacet Corpus Nicholai Temple, Armigeri, et 
Elizabethae Uxoris ejus, qui quidem Nicholaus 

Obiit 1506. 

He died without lawful iflue, but left three natural daughters, 
to one of whom, married to Whitet or Whitell, 

he gave Little-Shepey ; to another, married to Bowes, 

he gave Cuniton and Biifton ; and to the third he gave 

Q_2 Robert 



(2) Robert Temple, the fecond Ton, was feated at Temple- 

Hall, near Bofworth in the county of Leicefter, and by the 
gift of his father had lands in Burton under Needwood ; and 
by Grace, daughter of William Turvill, had Richard Tem- 
ple of Burton, who fiding with Richard III. forfeited molt 
of his eftate, and died in 1507 (22 Hen. VIL) heing father 
of Roger, whofe fon Richard left iiTue Edmund, the father 
of Paul Temple, aged 29 in 1619; and Peter Temple of 
Temple in Leicefterfhire, living in 1635 who had a fon 
John r . 
(V) Thomas, the youngeft fon, refided at Witney in the 

Thomas county of Oxford, and by Mary, daughter of Thomas 

William. Gedney, "Efq. left William Temple, who married Ifabel, 

daughter and heir to Henry Everton, and was father of 

Thomas. Thomas Temple of Witney, who by Alice, daughter and 
heir to John Heritage of Burton-Derfet in the county of 
Warwick, had two fons, Robert, his fucceffor at Witney ; 

Peter. an j p eter> w jj \ n t h e {%{[ vear f j. Edw. VI. received 

a grant of the manor of Marfton-Botefer in Warwicklhire, 
being then wrote of Derfet, in right of his mother, and 
in 1560 (2 Eliz.) purchafed the interefl, which Lawrence 
Danet had therein ; being likewife Lord of the Ma- 
nor of Stsw in Bucks, his pofterity fixed their refldence 
there. He lies buried in the church of All Saints at Der- 
fet, under a marble ftone, whereto the portraits of himfeif 
and his wife in brafs were fixed, and this memorial : 

Here under this (tone lyeth the body of Peter 
Temple Efquyer, who departed out of this 
World at Stow in the county of Buckingham, 
The xxvuith day of May, Anno [1577] whofe 
Soule God hathe in his blefled keeping. 

His wife was Millecent, daughter of William Jekyf of 

Newington in Middlefex, Efq. by whom he had two fons, 

viz. John who fucceeded at Stow ; and Anthony, from 

whom the Lord Vifcount Palmerftown defcends. 

Family of John Temple, Efq. who fucceeded at Stow, married $u- 

Temple, f an ^ daughter and heir to Thomas Spencer of Everton in 

Gobham. f ^ e G0Ullt y f Northampton, Efcf. and by her had fix fons 

and fix daughters, as appears by an infcription in Englifh, 

on a monument in the church of Derfet, where the fa id 

John and Sufan lie interred, and under the fame infcription 

are thefe lines > 


* Collins, V. 24^, 



Cur liberos his plurimos., 
Cur hie amico.s plurimos, 
Et plurimas pecunias, 
Vis fcire cur reliquerit ? 
Tempellus ad plures abiit- 

The iffiie of the faid Sir Thomas were, Sir Thomas his 
heir ; George, who died an infant ; John, of Franckton in 
the county of Warwick ; Sir Alexander of Longhoufe in 
EiTex ; William, who married Jane, daughter of Sir Tho- 
mas Beaumont of Stoughton, Knt. ; Peter, who married a 

daughter of - , Kendal ; daughter Milicent, married 

to Edward Saunders of Brickfworth in the county of 
Northampton, Efq. ; Dorothy, to Paul Rifley of Chetwood 
in the county of Buckingham, Efq. ; Catharine, to Sir 
Nicholas Parker of Wellington in SulTex, Knt. J Sufanna, 
to Sir Thomas Denton of Hillefden in Bucks, Knt. ; Mary, 
jto John Farmer of Cokeham in Berkfhire ; and Elizabeth, 
to William, Lord Say and Sele. 

Sir Thomas Temple, the eldeft fon, fucceeded at Stow Sir 
and poflelTed the greatefl part of the eftate ; he was knight- Thomas, 
cd by K. James I. in June 1603, at Sir John Fortefcue's in B * 
the county of Buckingham, and 22 May 161 1, was cre- 
ated a Baronet of England, at the inftitution of that order. 
He married Efther, daughter of Miles Sandys of Lati- 
mers in Bucks, Efq. and by her * had four Tons and three 
daughters, who lived to maturity, viz. Sir Peter, his heir ; 
Sir John, (who married Dorothy, daughter and coheir to 
Edmund Lee of Stanton-Barry in Bucks, Efq., and had 
a numerous iflue) ; Thomas, L. L. D. who married and 
^had iflue ; Miles, who alio married and had iflue ; daughter 
Sufan, married to Sir Edward Clark of Ardington in the 
county of Berks, Knt. ; Hefther, to Sir John Rous of 
JRous-Linch in the county of Worcefter, Knt. ; Bridget, 

* Thefe children, b multiplied that his lady, who furvived him, 
faw 700 defcended from her. This is affirmed by Dr. Fuller, in his 
"Worthies of England, who relates that he bought the truth thereof 
"by a wager loft on the fubjedt. This Efther Lady Temple, (of whom 
there is an original pidlure at Stew) far furpafted Mrs. Honeywood 
of Mark' s-H all in Eft ex, (mentioned by Dr. Derham and by Hearne 
in the preface to Lelani's Itinerary, Vol. V.) who lived to fee 
367 defendants of her own body, for Lady Temple faw many more j 
the laftof whom, viz. the daughter of Sir Henry Gibbs of Hunning- 
ton in Warwickfhire, died in December 1737, in extreme old a fe e. 
(Collins, .252.) 

230 TEMPLE,. Viscount PALMERSTON. 

to Sir John Lenthall of Creflow in the county of Oxford, 
Knt. ; Martha, (to Sir Thomas Penifton of Leigh in Suf- 
fex, Bart, who died 14 January 1619, and is buried at 
Stow) ; Elizabeth, to Sir Henry Gibbs of Hunnington in 
the county of Warwick, Knt. ; Catharine, to Sir William 
Aihcombof Avelfcot in the county of Oxford, Knt. ; Anne," 
to Sir William Andrews of Lathbury in Bucks, Knt. ; 
Margaret, to Sir Henry Longueville of Billing in the 
county of Northampton, Knt. ; and Milicent, to 
Ogle, Efq. 
Sir Sir Peter, the fecond Baronet, and fucceffor to Sir Tho- 

Peter mas, ferved for the town of Buckingham in the two laft 
Bart, parliaments of K. Charles I. and married two wives, firft 
Anne, daughter and coheir to Sir Arthur Throgmorton of 
Paulerfpury in'the county of Northampton, Knt. ; and fe- 
condly, to Chriftian, fifter and coheir to Sir Richard Leve- 
fon of Trentham in the county of Stafford, Knight of the 
Bath, and daughter of Sir John Levefon, Knt. (elded fon 
of Sir John Levefon by Frances, daughter and fole heir to 
Sir Thomas Sands of Throwley in Kent, Knt. elder bro- 
ther to Sir Michael Sands, Knt.) By the firft wife, who 
was buried at Stow 23 January 161 9, he had two daugh- 
ters, viz. Anne, married to Thomas Roper, Vifcount Bal- 
tinglafs ; and Martha, to Wefton Ridgeway, Earl of Lon- 
donderry, (both which titles are extinct) : And by the faid 
Chriftian his fecond wife, who was buried at Stow 3 April 
1655, (where he was interred in 1653,) he had two daugh- 
ters Frances and Hefter ; and a fon and fucceflbr 
.Sir Sir Richard, the third Baronet, who was born 28 March 

Richard, jfi^^, ferved in the reftoration parliament for the town of 
art Buckingham, of which and the county thereof, he was 
conftituted L. L. 15 November 1660; on 19 November 
1661 he was one of the 68 perfons of diftinclion, cieatej 
Knights of the Bath, to attend K. Charles II. 2.3 of that 
month at his coronation. He differed cfTenl ially in politics 
from his coufin Sir William, was returned member for 
the town of Buckingham to all the parliaments of Charles 
If. James II. and K. William ; was a leading member in 
the Houfe of Commons during the reign of Charles II. and 
diftinguifhed himfeif in the profecution of the Popifh plot, 
and in promoting the bill for excluding James, Duke of 
"York from fncceeding to the crown ; as he did alfo in the 
convention of 1688-9, by voting for the vacancy of the 
throne and filling it with the prince and princefs of Orange. 
***Qn 30 March 1672, he was appointed firft commiflioner 



of the cuftoms, as he was 8 January 1675, and 9 No- 
vember 1677. On the acceffion of K. James II. he was 
left out of this commimon, but was replaced, and continued 
to fill that employment till 14 Auguft 1694, when an ar. 
of parliament which difabled all who had offices in the cuf. 
toms &c. from fitting in the Houfe of Commons, took 
place, and he preferred his feat in St. Stephen's chapel, to 
one at that board. He married Mary, daughter of Mr. 
Knap of Wefton in the county of Oxford, and heirefs to 
her brother ; and Sir Richard deceafing in May, 1697, was 
interred 15 of that month at Stow, having had ifTue by his 
lady, who was interred there 25 January 1726, four Ions 
and fix daughters, viz. Sir Richard his heir; Purbcck, 
buried at Stow, 5 March 1698 ; Henry and Arthur, buried 
at Stow 4 February 1701, all died without ifTue 5 two of 
the daughters died young ; Heifer, the fecond, was 
married to Richard Grenville of Wotton Efq. anceftor 
to George Grenville-Nugent-Temple, Earl Nugent and 
Marquefs of Buckingham; Chriftian, to Sir Thomas Lyt- 
tietcn, Bart, whofe fon Sir William hath been created Ba- 
ron Weftcote in Ireland; Maria, firft to Do&or Wert, 
Prebendary of Winchefler, and fecondly to Sir Johri 
Langham of Cattefbroke in the county "'of Northampton, 
Bart ; and Penelope, to Mofes Berenger of the city of Lon- 
don, Efq. 

Sir Richard Temple, the fourth Baronet, was clecled to Sir 
the Britiih parliament for the town of Buckingham, on Richard, 
the deceafe of his father; of which town and the county 4 
thereof he was conftituted L. L. 12 April 1703.* In the ^nd" 
firft year of Q. Anne, he was appointed Colonel of a regi- yifcount 
ment of foot, and diftmguiihed himfeltat the fieges of Venio Cobham. 
and Ruremond when he a6ted as a volunteer ; he afterwards 
ferved with his regiment in Flanders and Germany ; and 
2 June 1706, was declared a Brigadier General. Having 
borne a considerable part of the fervice at the fiege of Lille 
In 1708, he was fent exprefs by the Duke of Marlborough 
to the Queen, with an account of the fyrrender of that 
fortrefs. 1 January 1708-9 he was promoted to the rank of 
Major General ; and 1 January 1709-10 was conftituted a 
Lieutenant General. In 171P he obtained the command of 
the fourth regiment of Dragoons but was not in the lift of 
general officers nominated to ferve under the Duke of Or- 
mond in Flanders; and in 17 13 his regiment was given to 
General Evans. After the accelfion of K, George I. viz. 
19 O&ober 1 7 1 4, he was created Baron of Qobham in 

' Kent, 


Kent, and 5 days after was declared Envoy Extraordinary 
and Plenipotentiary to the Emperor Charles VI. On 15 
June 1715* his Lordfhip was made Colonel of the firft regi- 
ment of dragoons, and in the following year was conflitut- 
cd Conftable of Windfor-Caftle 23 May 17 18, he was 
created Vilcount and Baron Cobham, remainder to the 
heirs of his body, in default thereof, to his fifter Hefter 
Grenville and her heirs male, with a like remainder to his 
fifler Chriflian Lyttelton. -In 1721 he was appointed Colo- 
nel of the firft regiment of dragoon guards ; and in Febru- 
ary 1727-8, was nominated L. L. and Cuftos Rot. of the 
county of Bucks ; he was likewife a Lord of the privy 
council in Great Britain, and Governor of the Ifle of Jer- 
fey ; butrefigned all his places in 1733. In x 74 2 > we hnd 
him a Field-Marfhal and L. General of the Ordnance, at 
which time he was appointed Colonel of the firft troop of 
grenadier guards ; and in 1744 was appointed to the com- 
mand of the fixth regiment of horfe. In May, 1745, his 
Lordfhip was nominated one of the Regents during his Ma- 
jefty's abfence beyond the feas, and was declared Colonel of 
the tenth regiment of dragoons. <- He married Anne, only 
daughter of Edmund Halfey of the borough of Southwark, 
Efq. but by her who furvived till 29 March 1760, had no 
ifTue, and deceafing at Stow 15 September 1749 was 
there interred, where ftands a lofty fluted column, on 
the pedeftal of which are the following inscriptions ; 

On one fide 

To preferve the memory of her hufband* 

Anne, Vifcountefs Cobham 

Caufed this pillar to be erected, 

In the year 1749. 

On the oppofite fide, 
Quatenus nobis dencgatur diu vivere 9 
Relinqnamus aliquidy 
)uo nos vixijfe teftemur. 

Inafmuch as the portion of life allotted to us is fhort, 

Let us leave Something behind us, 

To fhew that we have lived * 2 . 


* C{ That Lord Cobham lived," every Englifhman will remem- 
ber, but his fame as a patriot has been perpetuated by Alexander 


J Collins Edit. 1779. V. 251, 25$, 2 Seeley's defcript. of Stow. 3 r - 


Anthony Temple, Efq. the younger Ton of Peter, was Anthony, 
father of Sir William Temple, Knt. who having his gram- , Sir 
mar education in Eton-School, was removed to King's " llUam 
College, Cambridge, of which fociety (purfuant to the lla- 
tutes of their royal founder Henty VI.) he became a fellow 
when three years {landing ; took the degree of A. M. and 

was mailer of the free-fchool in the city of Lincoln.' 

The law was intended for his profeffion, but affecting the 
more refined and philofophical fludies of that age, he be- 
came a great proficient therein, and wrote two treatiles on 
thofe fubje&s in very elegant Latin ; the former of which 
printed in 1581, he dedicated to the learned Sir Philip Sid- 
ney, who took him into his intimate friendfhip; and who 
being made Governor, by Q^ Elizabeth, of Fluffing and 
Ramekins, two cautionary towns in the Netherlands, pre- 
vailed on Mr. Temple to leave the college, and accompany 

him as his fecretary. -Sir Philip fighting the Spaniards 

near Zutphen in Guelderland, received a (hot in his thigh, 
22 September j 586, of which he expired 16 October at 
Arnheim, in the arms of his Secretary, to whom by his 
laft will he bequeathed 30I. a year for life, and had taken 
care to recommend him to the creat Earl of EfTex, then in 
the zenith of (^ Elizabeth's favour; who employed him 
in the fame ftation cf Secretary (as William Davifon, Efq. 
Secretary of State, had alfo done) till his tragical end in the 
year 1600 : A ftroke which proved fatal to Mr. Temple, 
who not only fell with the Earl from the profpect he had of 
making his fortune, but was purfued by Secretary Cecil? 
from whofe refentment being obliged to retire into Ireland, 
he accepted of the Provoftlhip of the Univerfity of Dublin 
in 1609, at tne importunate folicitation of Doctor Henry 
Uisher, Archbimop of A"magh ? who was well acquainted 
with his great worth and learning. In this capacity (being 
fche fourth Provofl from the foundation) he lived feventeen 
years, and in the parliament of 161 3 was its reprefentative ; 
was made a Knight 4 May 1622 by the L. D. St. John, 
having been appointed 31 January 1609 a Mafter in Chan- 
cery, in which he was continued 16 April 1625, by K. 
Charles I. 


** And you ! braveCoBHAM, to the lateft breath. 
" Shall feel your ruling pafiion ftrong in death, 
" Such in thofe moments, as in all the paft, 

Oj fare my country, Heaven ] (hall be your laft," 



He was a perfon of great learning and piety, having 
left fame monuments of the former in four Latin treatifes. 
He married Martha, daughter of Mr. Robert Harrifon of 
the county of Derby; and making his will 21 December 
1626, directed his body to be buried in the College-chapel, 
under the foot of the Provoft's feat, providing that his buri- 
al be performed without all funeral pomp and foiemnities of 
Heralds ; and deccafing 15 January following, in the 73 
year of his age, was there privately interred on the 20, 
having ifTue by her, who was buried in St. Werburgh's 
church 7 December 1675, two fons and three daughters, 
(0 Sir John, his heir. 

( 2 ) Thomas, educated in the univerfity of Dublin, of which 

he was fome time a Fellow, was prefented 6 March 1626, 
to the Rectory of Old-Rofs in the Diocefs of Femes, and 
took his degree of A. M. 18 June 1630; as he did that of 
. B. D. at Oxford, 19 January 1638, being then of Lincoln 
College ; where he continued not long, for, upon the turn 
of the times in 1641, he became a forward preacher in 
London, and Minifter of Batterfea in Surrey ; afterwards 
a frequent preacher before the members of the Long Par- 
liament ; one of the affembly of divines ; and an adventu- 
rer in Ireland, by fubfcribing the fum of 450I. for which 
he had an affignment of 750 acres of land, Irifh meafure, 
in the county of Weftmeath ; and 10 November 1635, 
for the fum of 900I. fold to Thomas Hammond of Frankton 
jn Warwickihire, Efq. the caflle and lands of CoJeban- 
nagher in the Queen's county *. 


* He was anceftor, Vis prefumed to Robert Temple of Mount- 
Temple in Weftmeath, Efq. who married firft 11 March 1693-4, Do- 
rothea, relict of Mr. Needham, and lifter to William Cock of Lea- 
therhead in Surry, Efq. by her he had two children who died young : 
He married fecondly 3 February 1699, Catharine, filter to John 
Jephfon, Efq. (made his will which was proved 20 January 1741, di- 
recting his body to be buried, if he died in Dublin, in the chancel of 
the Round-Church, by his firft wife and two children-, and if in 
England, then to be buried in the Temple church, near his mother, 
filter, and two brothers) by his laft wife had an only daughter and 
heir, Elizabeth, baptized 29 Auguft 1701, and married in July 1725, 
toGuftavus Handcock of Waterftown in Wellmeath, Efq. M. P. for 
Athlone, by him who died 5 September i75i,ihehad a daughter Ca- 
tharine, who died 2 April 1746 ; and an only fon Robert, who4 July 
1751, married Elizabeth, eldeft daughter of Sir John Vefey Lord 
Knapton, whofe fon Sir Thomas hath been created 'Vifcount De Ve- 
fey, and by her who remarried withEdmund Sexten Pery, created in 
1786 Vifcount Pery ; had an only fon Gufiavus, who ( fucceedhrg to his 
grand-mother's eftates, aifumed the name of Tc mple x and married a 
daughter of William-Henry Moore, of, Efq. (Pre~ 
rog. Off. St Michan's Regiftry, and Collections. 


Daughter Catharine was married nrft to John Archdall (1) 
of Caftle-Archdall in the county of Fermanagh, Eiq.j 
fecondly to Sir John Veell, Knt. and dying 13 November 
1642, without furviving iffjae* (he was buried in St. Wer- 
burgh's church, Dublin. 

Mary, to Job Ward of Knockragh in the county of Wick- ( a ) 
low, Efq. brother to John Ward of Kilmank in the King's 
county, Efq. and died 24 December 1627, having iflue a 
fon John ; and a daughter Jane, married to Robert Madden 
ofDunore, Efq. 

Martha, died unmarried. /j 

Sir John Temple, the eldefl fon, born in the year 160c, g: 1^ 
received univerfity Education under his father in Dublin, 
and was fent early abroad to accomplifh himfelf by vihting 
foreign kingdoms ; after his return from whence, he was 
bred in the court of K. Charles I. ; and upon his fathei's 
death, received a fpecial livery of his inheritance 5 January 
1628, for the fine of 12I. Irifh ; after which he was knight- 
ed by the King, and 20 February 1640 conftituted mailer 
of the Rolls, and fworn of the Privy Council in Ireland. 

Upon the breaking out of the rebellion 23 October 1641, 
he was one of the council, who figned the proclamation 
from the cafUe of Dublin, advertifing the kingdom of the 
difcovery thereof, and requiring his Majefty's good and 
loyal fubjects to betake themfelves to their defence, and 
{land upon their guard, fo to render the more fafety to 
themfelves and the whole kingdom ; requiring alfo that no 
levies fhould be made for foreign fervice, nor any men 
UifFered to march upon any pretence whatever. And being 
made Comminary-General of the army, when the L.J. 
and Council were the next month confuting means to fe- 
cure the city and cattle of Dublin, which by the confun- 
ons, weaknefles and wants, were in apparent danger of a Hid- 
den furprize, oneof their principal cares was to lay in provili- 
ons for the caftle in fuch proportion, as might enable it to 
endure a liege, if fuch a thing fhould be attempted; to 
compafs which feemed a matter of great difficulty, (in 
regard no money was to be had to perform it) and of 
no lefs importance even for the prefervation of the whole 
kingdom. The Mafter of the Rolls, upon whom the L. 
J. and Council were pleafed to impofe this fervice, fent for 
fome of the belt proteftant merchants, and fo clearly re- 
prefented to them the high neceflities of the date, the 
great danger of the town, the publick benefit, and their 
own private fecurity, in laying into the caille (whither 


he had removed the records) fuch of their provifions as 
were flored in unfafe places, that upon his undertaking to 
fee them fatisfied, in cafe they were made ufe of for the 
publick fervice, the Englifh and Dutch merchants prefently 
depofited within the verge of the caftle above 2000 barrels 
of beef, as many of herrings, and a great proportion of 
wheat ; provifions fufficient, not only to victual the caflle 
for many months, (which by the want of money and credit 
could not be otherwife provided for) but which ferved to 
maintain the whole army, bilJetred in the city a long time 
after. And he made good his engagements to the mer- 
chants, by their receiving the value of their goods within, 
a few months, by bills drawn upon the Chamber o/*London, 
according to an order of both houfes of parliament, for 
prefent payment to be made to fuch, as laid in any pro- 
vifions for the army in Ireland. This feafonable fervice 
was the firft ftep to the fafety of the cattle and city, and 
gave great comfort and fecurity to all the Englifh and pro- 
teflants \ 

He enjoyed a particular friendihip and confidence with 
Robert Sidney, Earl of Leicefler, when declared L. L. of 
Ireland; and in 1643 was imprifoned, with three more 
privy counsellors, Sir William Parfons, Sir Adam Loftus, 
and Sir Robert Meredyth, accufed of feveral high crimes, 
and efpecially for oppofing the ceffation, which the Earl of 
Ormond was commiffioned by the King to conclude with 
the Iriih : His confinement ended the next year, when he 
was exchanged and fent for by the parliament ; who, con- 
iidering him as a fufferer for the republican caufe, received 
him well, provided a feat for him in the houfe foon after, 
and entrufted him much with the managment of the Irifh 
affairs ; the flate of which, on 7 May 1647, he and the 
Lord Lille reported to the houfe, and received their thanks 
for the good fervice they had done in Ireland, and he was 
that year made one of their commiffioners in Munfter. On 
16 October 1648, the commons voted him and Sir William 
Parfons to be commifhoners of the great leal in Ireland, and 
diffented from the lords, who voted to have a chancellor 
there ; but that year they dil miffed him their affembly, with 
thofe called the fecluded members, whom he had joined in 
voting, that his Majefty's conceiTions to their propofitions 
of peace, then treated of with the King in the Ifle of Wight ^ 
were fufficient grounds for fettling the peace of the kingdom. 

During the fad fcene thai followed, he continued privately 
'in London, until the Protector 21 November 1653 joined 

* Temple',: Hift. Reb. P. 4.7. 


him with Miles Corbet, one of the commiflioners of go- 
vernment and others, to meet in fome convenient room at 
the courts beyond the water (the King's Inns) to confider 
and advife, from time to time, how the titles of the Infh 
and others to any eftate in Ireland, and likewife their de- 
linquency, according to their refpetive qualifications, might 
be put into the moil: fpeedy and exar. way of adjudication, 
confident with juftice, and lead prejudice to the publick in- 
tereft. On 27 March 1654, he received an order for 
iool. in recompence of his feveral fervices to the common- 
wealth, and 23 June 50I. more for the pains he had taken 
in the publick fervice, and the duty put upon his clerks in 
the court of wards, for the ufe of the commiffioners for 
the adjudication of claims ; having alfo a further allow- 
ance of 200I. from the flate 26 December 1655, on ac- 
count (as the order expreffes) of his eminent and faith- 
ful fervices, both during the rebellion and after, and of the 
Protector's letter in his behalf. On 28 January following 
he received 25I. for one quarter's additional falary, as 
matter of the rolls, which he continued to hold from the 
ufurped government, with the fee of 204I. 10s. a year l . 
and 21 July 1656 his extraordinary good fervices, from time 
to time, in behalf of the Prote&or and the commonwealth, 
were further rewarded with the fum of iool. ; from whom 
he likewife received more fubftantial favours *. 

On the reiteration of K. Charles, he was continued maf- 
ter of the rolls, fworn of the privy council, and, with his 
eldeft fon William, in the parliament of 1661 reprefented 
the county of Carlow +. On 26 November 1673 he was 


* Namely, by indenture, dated 6 July 1658, the Prote&or de- 
mised to him for 21 years, the towns and lands of Moghill, Cape- 
town, Parke, Cargan alias Ballycarney, &c. in the barony and 
county of Carlow, containing by furvey 1489 acres, 3 roods , the 
three iaft denominations of which were confirmed to him 18 June: 

1666, under the ads of fettlement. By another indenture of the 

fame date, were demifed to him the lands of Nuttftown, <kc. in the 
barony of Balrothery and county of Dublin, containing 527 acres, 
10 perches, for the like term. And, 30 March 1659 the Protestor 
Richard demifed to him the lands of Lifpoble, and others, in the 
faid county, forfeited by Richard Barnewall, for the fame term of 

| On 6 May 1661 Henrietta-Maria, Queen Mother of England, 
fw the fins of 540I. made him a reverfionary leafe of the Park of 


r Council Off, Civil Lift A. 165$. 

2 3% TEMPLE, Viscous PALMERST Otf. 

conftituted vice-treafurer of the kingdom, and lived with 
great hofpitality and eiteem to his death on 14 November 
1 1677, in the 7 7 year of his age, in which year he gave 
iool. to be laid out on fome additional buildings to the 
college of Dublin, (On account whereof, Lord Palmerfton 
and his heirs have a right to beftow twohandfome chambers 
upon fuch ftudents as they Aral! think proper) where, at his 
requeft, he was buried with his father *. He married 
Mary, daughter of John Hammond of Chenfey in Surry, 
Efq. phylician to Henry, Prince of Wales, fon of K. 
James I. and filler to the learned doctor Henry Hammond, 
whofe writings beipeak him one of the brightefl orna- 
ments and mofr. ftrenuous advocates of the church of Eng- 
land. By her, who died in November 1638 at Penlhurfl in 
Kent, and was there buried, he had four fons and three 
daughters, of whom two fons and one daughter died young ; 
the furvivors being Sir William ; Sir John, father of the 
Lord Palmerflon ; Martha, married 2i April 1662 to Sir 
Thomas Giffard of CatTlejordan in the county of Kildare, 
Bart, who was buried at St. Audoen's 9 May the fame 
year ; and Mary, married firfl to Abraham Yarner, Efq. 
who 21 October 1661 was joined with his father Sir Abra- 

l^landefby, otherwife Blanfby, parcel of the Honour of Pickering 
3n the county of York, for the term of 40 years, if his two fons 
William and John, or either of them, mould live fo long, at the 
rent of 12I. a year, and 60I. a year for the improved profits of the 
premiffes: "Which park, with the appurtenances, 13 July 1665 he 
purchafed for 400I. from James, Duke of York, whole pofTeiiion it 
then was by the forfeiture of Sir Henry Danvers. By patent, dated 
29 July 1666, he had a grant of the lands of Palmerftown in 'the 
county of Dublin ; and 20 May 1669 of Agha and other lands in the 
counties of Kilkenny, Meath, Wettmeath, and Dublin, with other 
grants of lands under the acts of fettlement ; being alfo a truftee 
for the (49) officers. Alfo 3 May 1672 were granted to him about 
144 acres, formerly belonging to the Phoenix Park near Dublin; 
and 16 November 1675 divers houfes, lands, fifhings, with other 
hereditaments in or near the town of Chapelizod, the liberty of 
grazing fix horfes yearly in the Park, with feveral other lands in the 
Queen's county, and thofe of Cork and Tipperary. 

* He wrote and published in a quarto volume, The Hijiory ef 
the Irifh Rebellion; " a piece (fays Doctor Borlace in his hiltory of 
" that war) of that integrity, few can equal, none exceed ; he 
1 having (as a Privy Counfellor) opportunity to view and conlider 
all difpatches, rarely obvious to others ; and being Angularly en- 
tire and ingenuous, adventured then into the lifts, when fome 
dared fcarce think on the attempt; a confideration (in reference 
to what he fuffered) very confiderable , though more own, that 
to this day (whatever had been barked againlt other accounts of 


" the rebellion) never any thing was objected againil his," 
1 Rot, A, 29 Car. II 3. p. f. 

- TEMPLE, Viscount PALMERSTON. ^9 

ham, in the office of mufter-mafter-general for life ; and 
fecondly 19 December 1693 to Hugh Eccles, Efq. who 
died in Oclober 17 16. 

Sir William Temple, the eldeft fon, 10 March 1663 Family of 
had a reverfionary grant, after his father's deceafe, of the B ^^; 
mafterfhtp of the rolls, and by his Majefty's letter 23 No- 
vember 1677, received directions to pafs patent for that 
office, which he did 8 December, and enjoyed until his 
furrender thereof 29 May 1696 to William Berkeley, Efq. 
(after Lord Berkeley) who refigned it in favour of the Right 

Hon. Thomas Carter. On 31 January 1665 he was 

created a Baronet ; was called into the Privy Council ; and 
by his extraordinary learning, abilities and qualifications, 
did great honour to his name and family. His writings 
on various fubje&s * in the moil delicate ftyle, are 
juftly admired ; and his negotiations in foreign courts, 
from the year 1665 to 1679, fufficiently atteft him an able 
ftatefman^ andaninftrument of great good to England. In 
the parliament which met at Weftminfter 21 October 1678, 
he was member for the town of Northampton ; and in 
April 1679 propoling to the King a change of the privy- 
council , his Majefty took a refolution to form a new one, 
confiding of a number, not exceeding thirty, whofe known 
abilities, intereft and efteem in the nation, mould render 
them free from all fufpicions of either miftaking or betray- 
ing the true intereft of the kingdom : Which refolution 
when he imparted, by his Majefty's order, to the Lord 
Chancellor Finch, he replied, It looked like a "Thing from 
Heaven fallen into bis Majefty's Ereajl. And the King va- 
lued himfelf fo much upon it, that he acquainted the par- 
liament of his having chofen fuch perfons, as were worthy 
and able to advife him ; and was refolved in all weighty 
and important affairs, next to the advice of his great 
council in parliament, to be advifed by his privy council. 
Of which Sir William was chofen a member ; and 14 
March 1683 appointed by patent dated at Weftminfter 
one of the commimoners for the remedy of defective titles 
in Ireland. 

He departed this life at his feat of Moor-park in January 
1698, in the 70 year of his age; and, according to the 
directions of his will, his body was buried in Weftminfter- 
Abbey, and his heart in a filver box under the fun-dial in 


* His Life, with a catalogue ef his wrks, was publiihed in 8vo, 
1714, London. 


his garden, oppofite to the window, from which he ufed 
to contemplate and admire the works of nature, with his 
beloved lifter the ingenious Lady Giffard ; who, as (he 
fhared and eafed the fatigues of his travels during his pub- 
lick employments, fo was fhe the chief delight and comfort 
of his retirement and old age. He married Dorothy, 
fecond daughter of Sir Peter Olborne of Chickfands in 
Bedfordfhire, Knt. Governor of Guernfey for 28 years, in 
the reigns of James and Charles I. by whom he had nine 
Children, but only one Son John lived to maturity, who 
married in France a rich heirefs, viz. Mary, only daughter 
of Mr. Du-Pleflis Rambouillet, a proteftant of a very good 
family, and left two daughters, Elizabeth, married to 
John Temple of Moor-park, Efq. as will follow ; and 
Dorothy, to Nicholas Bacon of Shrubland-Hall in Suffolk., 
Sir John. Sir John Temple, the younger fon of Sir John, Mafter 
of the Rolls, was appointed by patent 1 February 1660 
Solicitor General of Ireland, and 19 March following one 
of thecommimoners for the fettlement of the kingdom. In 
1 66 1 he was returned to parliament for the town of Car- 
low, when it was ordered by the Houfe of Lords, that he 
fhould have leave (as Solicitor-General) to be abfent, and 
fit in the Houfe of Commons, and the feffions being ad- 
journed from 31 July to 6 September, he was that day 
chofen Speaker of the Houfe of Commons, not having then 
attained the Age of thirty years. After this he was 
knighted *, and being efteemed one of the beft lawyers 


* K. Charles II, had a great efteem for him j and by letters from 
Whitehall 8 March 1674, ordered a patent to pafs to him and his 
heirs of fo many lands, as fhould amount to 500I. a year ; but in- 
itead thereof, Sir John, by petition, defired the King would pleafe 
to grant him a long leafe of feveral meffuages, lands, and other 
hereditaments in Swords, Marfhaliiown, Rathcoole, Greenocke, 
Dunboyne, Drogheda, &c. in the counties of Meath and Dublin, 
which had been adjudged to John and Mary Taylor in tail, to be 
granted unto him for the term of 500 years, after the determination 
of the eitate tail, at the rent of 18I. 10s. 6d. 3 farthings , together 
with the manor, caftle, town and lands of Mobarnane, Rathmore, 
&c. in the county of Tipperary, to hold for the fame term, at the 
rent of 7I. 5s. oxl. halfp. -, with which the King complied, and he 

had a grant thereof 9 July 1681. Me alfo palfed patent 13 May 

1676, for the reverhon of the towns and lands of Lackanfhonen, 
Gurteen and many others in the county of Cork, after the expira- 
tion of a 41 years leafe, made 24 February 166% to Sir John 
Stephens, under the rent of 4ol. a year, And there being a high- 


of the kingdom, was removed 4 March 1684 to the pofl of 
Attorney-General ; in which he continued till the meafures 
of K. James II. obliged him to leave Ireland, by whofe 
parliament he and his brother were attainted, and had theii* 
eftates fequeftered ; his eftate being valued at 17C0I. a year, 
but after the revolution he was reflored to his employment 
21 March 1690; was incorporated 3 March 1691 one of 
the company of the royal fifhery in Ireland, confiding of 
a Governor, Deputy-Governor, and twelve committees ; 
and was in fuch high efteem for his learning, probity and 
humanity, that Doctor Sheldon, Archbifhopof Canterbury, 
made him this lingular compliment, That he had the curfe 
of the go/pel, becaufe all men /poke well of him. *He was 
frequently preffed to take upon him the highefr. offices in 
the law, but declining thefe eminent polls, he retired to 
the eftate he had purchafed at Eaft-Sheen in Surry, where 
he ended his days 10 March 1 704, in the 72 year of his 
age, and was buried in Mortlack church adjoining. 

On 4 Auguft 1663, he married Jane, Daughter of Sir 
Abraham Yarner of Dublin, Knt. Muiler-Mafter-Generai 
(who was buried on the South fide of St. Michan's church 
29 July 1677) and had four fons and feven daughters. 

William, baptized 21 April 167 1, and buried by # his (t) 
grandfather Yarner 11 February 1678. (2) 

Henry, created Vilcount Palmcriion. 

John, baptized 28 March 1680, was feated in right of his (3) 
wife at Moor-Park near Farnham in Surry, and in May 

Vol.V. R 1732 

way through the Phoenix-park, which was very inconvenient, and 
the deer thereby daily trefpaffing upon the adjoining lands, where- 
by many of them were every year loft and deiiroyed, the King re- 
folved to exclude that road and the lands lying on the Couth-fide 
thereof, and that a wall ihould be made of lime and (tone on the 
north-fide of the road, from the park-gate next Chapel-Izod : which 
defigned wall containing in length 527 perches, which, at the rate 
of 3 ihillings and 9 pence the perch, (being the loweft rate, for which, 
any one offered to build the wall) did amount to above 800L befides 
the charge of digging the foundation and making the gates. This 
wall Sir John Temple propofed to build, eight feet high from the 
foundation, from the entrance of the park next Dublin, to Ghapei- 
Izod, and to finifn it in one year's time, from the firll of May lalt 
pad, in confideration of having 200I. out of the treafury in one 
year's time towards the charge, and a grant to him and his heirs 
of the lands, that Ihould be left out of the park on the north-iide 
of the high-way to Chapel-Izod, and what elfe belonged to the 
crown within the park, that ihould be excluded by the wall. Which 
propofal being accepted, the King granted him the faid lands for 
ever, at the rent of one milling, by patent, dared Auguft l3$, 
and he built the wall according to agreement. 



1732 was made Auditor of the duties on hides, coffee 
tea, and chocolate. He endowed a charter proteftan 
working-fchool, built in 1737 upon his eftate at Round- 
wood in the county of Wicklow, with 41 acres 01 land 
for ever, and fubicribed ten guineas annually towards its 

fupport during his life. He married, as before obferv- 

cci, Elizabeth, grand-daughter of Sir William Temple, 
Bart, died in February 1752, and had eleven children, of 
whom fix died young, and his only furviving (on William 
deceafed 13 October 1732, fo that he left four daughters, 
Mary, Jane, Henrietta, and Frances. 
(4) William died an Infant. 

(1) Daughter Catherine, baptized 4 September 1664, was 
firft married 15 December 1681 to Charles Ward of Kil- 
lough in the county of Down ; and fecondly to Charles 
King of Dublin, Efq. made her will 4 June, proved 20 
Auguft 1694 , and died in June that year, having ifTue 
by the latter, who died in the year 1700, one fon Willi- 
am, and three daughters, Mary y Frances, and Jane-Hen- 
rietta 2 . v 

( 2 ) Dorothy, baptized 7 November 1665, was firft married 
on the fame day 1682, * to Frances, fon and heir to 
Sir Robert Colvil of Mount -Co! vil in the county of An- 
trim, Knt. who dying in afhort time a&er, Ihe became the 
firft wife cf Sir Bafil Dixwell of Broom-Houfe in Kent, 
Bart, and died about the year 17 18, without ifTue. 

($) Elizabeth, baptized 31 March 1667, died unmarried? 

and was buried 3 July 1663 in the veftry of St. Michan's 

(4) Mary, baptized 30 May 1668, was married 17 January 

1683 to Thomas Flower of Durrow, Efq, and was mother 
of William, created Lord Caft le-Durrow 4 . 
5) Lucy, baptized 29 Augufl: 1669 s , never married. 

Co) Jane, born in 1672, was firft married to John, Lord 

Berkeley of Stratton, and by him, who died 27 February 
jc'96, had an only daughter, that died when three years 
old ; and 16 May 1700 (he became the fecond wife cf Wil- 
liam Bentinck, Earl of Portland, by whom fne had twofons 
and four daughters, viz. William, one of the nobles of 
Holland j Charles-John, an officer in the army of the 
States-General; Lady Sophia, married 24 March 173810 
Henry de Grey Duke of Kent, and died his widow 

14 June 

* Prerog. Off. 2 Bill in Chancery. 3 Articles dated the 4, 

See VifcountAfh brook, 5 St. Michan's Regiftry. 


14 June 1748; Lady Elizabeth, to Dr. Henry Egerton, 
Bifhop cf Hereford ; Lady Henrietta, Vifcountefs Limerick; 
and Lady Barbara, married toWilliam GodoIphin,Efq. and 

died 1 April 1736.- Lady Portland was appointed 1.2 

April 1 7 1 8 governefs to the three PrincefTes, eldeft daughters 
of K. George II. as fhe was in January 1737, and in June 
1738, to the younger PrincefTes, and dying in London 26 
March 175 1, aged about 80 years, was buried with her 

Frances, married toWilliam, Lord Berkeley, of Strat- (7 
ton (brother and heir to the aforefaid Lord John) Mailer 
of the Rolls in Ireland, and died in childbirth 16 July 1 707, 
leaving iiTue by him, who died 26 March 1741, three fons 
and four daughters, of whom John the eldefl fon fucceed- 
ed to the title. 

Henry Temple, Efq. the elder fon, was appointed 2i e " ry ' 
September 1680, with Luke King, Gent. Chief Remem- yifcount* 
brancer of his Majefty's Court of Exchequer in Ireland, 
during their refpe&ive lives, which, on the death of Mr. 
King, was renewed to him, and his fon Henry for life, 6 
June 1 7 16. And his Majefty K. George I. was pleafed 
to advance him to the Peerage, creating him by Privy- 
Seal, dated at St. James's 4 February, and by patent * 
at Dublin 12 March 1722, Baron Temple of Mount-Tem- 
ple, and Vifcount Palmerflon of Palmerflon, with the crea- 
tion fee of 20 marcs, entailing the honours on the iffue 
male of his brother John. In 1727, and 1732, he was 
chofen member of parliament for the borough of Eafl-Grin- 
fled in SufTex, in 1734 for Boffiny in Cornwal, and in 
1 741 for Weobly in the county of Hereford. 

His Lordfhip married to his firfl wife Anne, daughter of 
Abraham Houblon of London, Efq. ; and by her, who died 
3 December 1 735, had three fons and twO daughters. 

Henry> his heir apparent. ( x > 

R 2 John, 

# The Vreamlfle. Cum. Reipublicae utile fit, nobis pukhrum 
"Virutis pramis benemerentibus decemere,nec minus deceat Memori- 
am bonorum Civium quam maxime cultam efficere, Henricum. 
Temple, preclaris ortum majoribus, novis honoribus augere ftatui- 
mus j cujus Avus et pater Muneribus in Hibernia publicis, ea fide, 
prudentia, et abftinentia funCti funt, ut adhuc etiam grato Animo 
recolant illius Regni Cives. Fatruus vero, periculis et Negotiis ad 
exteras Gentes Legatus, felicem Regi et civitati operam navavit : 
atque Rebus geftis juxta ac fcriptis, quid viyida vis Animi poflit, 
oft end it. Yirum itaque tali Stirpe natum, prifca Fide et Moribus 
antiquis prxditum, cui noftra Dignitas et Salus publica maxime cor- 
ditufi^libenterTitulisinfignimus* .Sciatisig'itur, &c. (Rot.A* 9, 
Geo. 1,3, p. f.) 


(2) John, died an infant. 

(3) Richard, member of parliament for Downton in Wilts, 
'who 18 May 1748, married Henrietta, daughter of Tho- 
mas Peiham of Stanner in SufTex, Efq. ; he died of the 
fmail-pox8 Auguft 1749, having had a fori born 18 Febru- 
ary before, by his faid wife, who in February 1753, re- 
married with George, Lord Abergavenny *. 

(i) Daughter Jane, died 23 December 1728, in the 24 year 

of her age. 
f 2 \ Elizabeth, alio died unmarried 3 June 1737, at Eaft- 


11 May 1738, his Lordfhip married to his fecond Lady, 
Ifabella, daughter of Sir Francis Gerard of Ha'frdw on the 
Hill in Middlefex, Bart, widow of Sir John Fryer 5 Bart. 
Lord Mayor of London in 1721, but by her, who died 11 
Auguft 1762, near Hammerfmith, he had no iffue, and 
deceafing at Chelfea 10 June 1757, aged 84, was fucceed- 
ed by his grandfon, the eideft fon of Flenry Temple his 
heir apparent. 
Heflr' Which Henry 18 June 1753, married fir ft the eideft 
daughter of Colonel Lee, by the Lady Elizabeth Lee his 
-wife, Mer to George-Henry, late Earl of Litchfield, who 
dying at Lyons in France, in October 1736 without iiTue, 
he married fecondly 12 September 1738 Jane, youngeft 
daughter of Sir John Barnard, then Lord Mayor of Lon- 
don, by her who died 13 Auguft 1762 he had one fon 
Henry ; and he dying at his father's feat, 1 8 Auguft 174a, 
tfas buried at Mortlack. 
Hentv Henry the fecond and prefent Vifcount Palmerfton was 
% born 4 December 1739, took the oaths and his feat in the 
iTifcouiit. Houfe of Peers 22 Ottober 1761 2 , was appointed a Com- 
miflioner of the Admiralty 16 September 1 766, which he 
refigned in 1777 3 , ferved firft in the Britifti parliament? 
for the borough of Eaftlow in Cornwall, and at prefent re- 
prefents Boroughbridge in the county of York.-^-In Octo- 
ber 1767, he married firft Frances, daughter of Sir Francis 
Poole of Poole-Hall in the county of Chefter, Bart. She 
deceafed at his Lordfhip'S houfe in the Admiralty 2 June 
1769 without iffue 3 and in January 1783 his Lordfhip 
married to his fecond and prefent Lady, Mary, daughter 
ti Beryaman Mee of the city of Bath, Efq. and has iffue 
a fon Henry-John, born 20 October 1784 . 


* D'jbret'spperageandLodgP. 2 Lords Jour. IV. 20 

a Beatfon. 4 Information, of his Lordfhip. 


Titles.] Henry Temple, Vifcount Palmerflon of 
Palmerfton in the county of Dublin, and Baron Temple of 
Mount-Temple in the county of Sligo. 

Creation.] So created 12 March 1722, 9 Geo. I- 

Arms.] Quarterly, the firft and fourth topaz, an eagle 
difplayed, Diamond. The fecond and third, pearl, two 
bars, Diamond, each charged with three martlets, Topaz. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a talbot fejant, diamond, gorg'd 
with a plain golden collar. 

Supporters.] The dexter, a lion reguardant, psean, 
viz. black powder'd with yellow. The unifier, a horfe re- 
guardant, pearl, with mane, tail, and hoofs, topaz. 

Motto.] Flecti, Non Franoi. 

Seat.] Broadlands, near Rumfey in Hampfljire, 79 
Elites from London. 





Jl H E Name of Bateman is to be met with in ancient 
Englifh hiftory ', as that William Bateman, Efq. was 
Sheriff of the counties of Hertford and EiTex in 1395 
(19 Rich. II.) and fo continued for three years l , and 20 
O&ober 1422 (1 Hen. VI.)" John Bateman was made 
Chirographer, and keeper of the writs and rolls of the 
common-pleas office in this kingdom of Ireland. 

But the Lord Vifcount Bateman's family was anciently 
feated at Halefbrooke, near St. Omer's in Flanders, and 

hereof was Gyles Bateman, Efq. wohfe ton Joas coming Gyles. 

to Joas. 

* Fuller's Worthiest 

246 BATEMAN, Viscount BATEMAN, 

to England, and fettling in London, became a merchant of 
that city ; where, by hisjuftice and fair dealing, he ac- 
quired a good fortune ; and dying in April 1704, was bu- 
ried the 13 in the Dutch church in the Auguftine Friars, 
London, leaving a fucceflbr Sir James, by his wife 
Judith. Which Lady founded an hofpital at Upper- 
Towting in Surry, fronting the road to Mitcham, for the 
benefit of fix alms-women, who have each the allowance 
of 2s. 6d. by the week, and half a chaldron of coals 
yearly, and are to be nominated by the heir of his family 
for ever. On a marble over the door is this infcnption ? 

This building was erected at 
the charge of mrs. judith 
Bateman, widow of Joas 
Bateman late of London, Esq^ 
July> Anno 1709. 

Sir Sir James Bateman, being free of the Fifhmongers corn- 

James, pany, was Sheriff of London for the year 1701 ', being 
then one of the directors of the bank, and in 17 10 and 
1 7 13 was chofen member of parliament for Ilchefter in 
Somerfetfhire, as in 1 7 14 he was for Eaftlow in the county 
of Cornwall. In 17 17 he ferved the office of Lord Mayor 
of London 2 , which dignity of the chief magiftrate of the 
chief city of Europe, was never fo fplendidly maintained 
hy any lord mayor before ; and *Janua-patet> Cor magis^ 
might with great propriety and juftice have been infcribed 
pn the gates of Sir James Bateman's houfe. 

He was a confiderable benefactor to many publiek cha- 
ritable foundations, as the London work-houfe, Chrift's 
Hofpital, Greenwich Hofpital, &c. In 17 18 he was ap- 
pointed Sub- Governor of the South-Sea Company, which 
project he formed in Q^ Anne's reign, and brought to 
* iuch perfection, that, contrary even to the expectation of 
its moil fanguine well-wifhers, the proprietors a little be- 
fore his death (which happened 10 November 17 18) were 
going to be gratified with a dividend upon the capital of 
little lefs than ten millions, fterling, notwithstanding the 
grievances and difadvantages, they laboured under on the 
part of Spain ; and which a few days before his deceafe, 
Sir James caufed to be drawn up in fo exact a manner, 
as Ihews him to have been a perfect matter of all the 


I Seymour's Survey of London, f Maitland's hill, of I.on. II. 1 1 96 

BATEMAN, Viscount BATEMAN. 247 

branches of trade and commerce, which he improved 
both to the benefit of his country and himfelf ; and to that 
end, no man was or could be more indefatigable ; evident 
proofs whereof were his forming the aforefaid project, and 
the fhare he had, all K. William's time, in planning and 
negotiating, at home and abroad, the puMick money 
fchemes ; and to credit the government of the King of Eng- 
land (under whofe countenance and protecton the mer- 
chant flouriflied) he by fome thoufand pounds outbid all 
other offers for a late forfeited eflate ; hence it was no 
wonder his death was vifibly perceived and felt to be a 
publick lof3. 

He married Efther, youngefl: daughter and co-heir 
to John Searle of Finchley in the county of Middle- 
fex, merchant of London, which Lady lies buried at 
Towting under an uncommonly beautiful monument, on 
the north-fide of the altar, with this memorial. 

In the Memory of that excellent Perfon 
Dame Efther Bateman, youngefl Daughter 
Of John Searle late of Finchley, Efqj the 
Prudent, virtuous, and dearly beloved Wife 
Of Sir James Bateman, Knt. and Alderman 
Of London, after eighteen Years fpent in the 
Sacred Friendfhip of Matrimony, (he de- 
parted this Life the 30th Sept. 1709 in 
The 35th Year of her Age, leaving four Sons, 
William, ]ames, Richard, and Henry, and 
Three Daughters, Anne, Judith, and Elizabeth. 

Her Affectionate anfcl Sorrowful 
Confort erected this Monument, in Teffimony 
Of his conftant Tendernefs, Efteem and 
Refpect. for one of the beft of Waives. 

Anno 1 7 10. 

One of the fons married a daughter of Sir Robert Chap- 
lin, Bart, and of the daughters, Judith was married 10 
April 1724 to Thomas Bourchierof Chriffian-Melford in 
the county of \yilts, Efq. and died 11 March following; 
Anne died unmarried; Elizabeth, was firft married to 
Mr. Weftern of Ravenhall in EHex, by whom {he had one 
fon and two daughters, the one married in December 1754 
to Mr. Duminelle, a native of France ; and the other 10 
February 1 735 to John Hanbury 'of Kelmarlh in the county 
pf Northampton, Efq. Mr^ Weftern deceafing 12 An-. 


248 BATEMAN, Viscount BATEMAN. 

gufr. 1729, fhe re-married in February 1735 w i*h George 
Dolliffe of Bedford-Row, London, Efq. 
William. William Bateman, Efq. the elded fon, had all the advan*- 

1 tagesof education, and when abroad on his travels, made 
count. a better figure than fome of the foreign princes, through 

whofe dominions he paffed ; and collected, or rather en- 
groffed every thing curious in painting, ftatuary, &c re- 
turning an accomplifhed gentleman, and pofTefTed of a 
noble fortune, he was not only called into the houfe of 
commons by his country for Leominfter in 1722 and 1727, 
but fell under the notice of K. George I who was pleafed 
to think him worthy of a place among the Peers of his 
kingdom of Ireland ; and accordingly by Privy Seal, dated 
at St. James's 2 June, and by patent at Dublin 12 July 
2725, created him Vifcount Bateman and Baron of Cul- 

more * On 12 January 1731, he was created a Knight 

Companion of the Order of the Bath, inftalled 30 June 
following, and 22 February 1732 elected a Fellow of the 
Royal Society. 

He married the Lady Anne Spencer, only daughter of 
Charles, Earl of Sunderland, by his fecond wife the Lady 
Anne Churchill, fecond daughter and coheir to John., 
Duke of Marlborough, and his Lordftiip dying at Paris in 
December 1744, left iflue by her who died 19 February 
1769, in Cleveland-Row St. James's, two fons, John his 
fucceffor ; and William, appointed 27 December 1745 
Captain of a fhip of war, and 10 April 1752 chofen mem- 
ber of parliament for Gatton in Surry; 17 April 1755 
he married Mifs Hedges of Finchley in Middlcfex, and 
died 19 June 1783. 
John, John, the fecond and prefent Vifcount Bateman, in 

2 February 1745, was chofen to parliament for Or ford in 
Vifcount. Suffolk, and ferved for the borough of Wpodflock; and 

in July 1747 he was conftituted L- L. and Cuft*Rot. of the 
county of Hereford, appointed High Steward of Leomin- 
jfler, and fworn of the Britifh Privy Council. On 10 
July 1748 his Lordihip married the daughter and coheir 
of John Sambroke, Efq. niece to Sir Jeremiah Sam- 
broke, Bart, of Gubbins in the county of Hereford. 

Titles.] John Bateman* Vifcount Bateman, and Ba- 
ron of Culmore. 


* Rot. A. 13 Geo. I. 1. p.f. 


Creation.] B. of Culmore in the county of London- 
derry, and V. Bateman in the kingdom of Ireland, 12 
July 1725, 11 Geo. I. 

Arms.] Topaz, on a Fefs, Diamond, between three 
Mufcovy Ducks, proper, a Rofe of the Field. 

Crest.] On a Wreath, a Duck's Head and Crefl: be- 
tween two Wings erect, proper. 

Supporters.] Two Lions, Pearl, gorg'd with plain 
Collars, Diamond, charg'd with a Rofe between two Fleurs 
de lis, Topaz, and Chains, of the latter, affixed to each. 

Motto.] Nec Prece, Nec Pre t 10. 

Seats. Totteridge near Barnet in the county of Hert- 
ford, 10 miles from London. Shobden-Court in the coun- 
ty of Hereford, 102 miles from London and Upper-Tooting 
near Stretham in the county of Surry, about 6 miles from 



HIS Family hath been of long duration in the north 2 
of England, and derives its deicent from Simon Monton gi^on. 
of Moncton near Boroughbriggs in the county of York, 
Efq. which Lordfhip his pollerity enjoyed until it was 
made a Nunnery in 1326 (20 Edw. 11.) and called Nun- 
Mon&on. =>FIe had iflue two fons, Henry; and Simon, 
from whom defcended Thomas Monclon, "who became 
polTefTed of the Lordlhip of Cavil in the faid county by 
marriage, as follows, (which his pofterity enjoyed in 


Sir John Cavil of Cavil married Amy, daughter of Sir 

John Hotham, by whom he had an only daughter and 
heir Catherine, who being married to Sir Thomas Bofvile, 




had iiTue Sir Anthony Bofvile, living in 139.8 (22 Rich. 
II.) and he marrying Elizabeth, daughter of Peter, and 
fitter and heir to Thomas Samon (or Santom) had by 
her an only child Janet, married to William Mofton 
of Hunfcot in the county of Warwick, Efq living 
in 1433 ( I2 Hen. VI.) by whom {he had three 
daughters, their coheirs, Margaret, married to Johri 
Danby ; Johanna, to Robert Meyler ; and Elenor, 
the eldeft, in 1454 {^ Hen. VI.) to the aforefaid 
Thomas. Thomas Mon&on, Efq. who, in her right, became Lord of 
Cavil, and had iflue a daughter Joan, and two fons, Robert 
his heir, and John Moncton of the county of Lincoln, Efq. 
living 3 Hen. VIII. the father of Anthony Mon&on of Weft- 
Rifing in that county, who married Helen, daughter of 
William Hafelwood of Hayton in Yorklhire, and had Ro- 
bert his heir; JohnofKelfey in Lincolnlhire ; Anthony 5 
and Philip. Robert, the eldeft fon, refided at Wharam- 
Grange, and by Margaret, daughter of Thomas Booth of 
Bilhop-Norton in Lincolnshire had William his heir, born 
m l 519> anceflor to the family of Wharam-Grange ; PhU 
lip; Anthony; Mary ; and Helen. 
Robert. Robert Monclon, Efq. who fucceeded his father Tho- 
mas at Cavil, lived in the reigns of Edw. IV. Hen. VII. 
and VIII. and in 1476 marrying Janet, daughter and heir 
William, to Robert Lucas, Efq. had William his heir, a Captain 
of foot, who by letter from the Earl of Hertford, dated 
12 Auguft 1545, was charged in the King's name, to re- 
pair with his men to Newcaftle upon Tyne before the 20 
of that month, the realm being threatened with an i'nva- 
lion from the French and Scots. He married Anne, 
daughter of Sir Robert Afke of Aughton in the county of 
York, by whom he had three fons, Chriftopher his fuccef- 
for ; Thomas of Lownfborough, living in 1584, who mar- 
ried Margery, daughter of John St. Quintin of Gainftead 
in Yorkfhire, Efq. by his wife Margaret, daughter and 
coheir to Robert Buckton of Ffelmfwell, Efq. and Robert, 
who died without iffue. 
Chrifto- Chriftopher, who fucceeded, married Frances, daughter 
pher. of George HulTey of Duilield in Yorkfhire, Efq. by whom 
Marma- ne na< ^ Marmaduke Monclon of Cavil, Efq. who marry- 
duke. ing Elizabeth, daughter of Matthew Wentworth of Weft- 
Braftane, Breton, or Elnlmall, in the laid county, Efq. 
by his wife Maud, daughter of Sir William Middleton of 
Stockel, in the Weft-Riding of Yorklhire, had iilue one 
daughter Frances, and two fons, Sir Philip his heir ; and 

'} John 


John Mon&on of Garton in Yorkfhire, and Burland in Che- 
mire, who died in 1622, and by Sufanna, dauglitcr of William 
Berry of Walefby in the county of Lincoln, Efq. had four 
fons, William, who died unmarried; Job. 1 of Melton Su- 
per Movtetn in Yorkfhire, who being; liricUy loyal to K. 
Charles I. ferved in his army as a Major of foot, and by 
Mary daughter oi Samuel Oldneid of Oldtield, near Rip- 
pon in Yorkfhire, had an only daughter married to John 
Fountayne, Efq. in her right of Melton, by whom (he was 

grandmother of John Vifcount Galway.- The third fon 

v/as Edmond, and the fourth Marmaduke, who was a cap- 
tain of foot in the fervice of K. Charles I ; feated himfeif 
at Hodroyd in Yorkfnire, and afmmed the furname of 
Berry by a fpecial covenant, made en his marriage with 
Mary, daughter and heir to Richard Berry of Waleiby, Efq 
by the laft will of her father, by whom he had a daugh- 
ter Elizabeth. 

We now proceed with Sir Philip Mon&on of Cavil^ elder sir PhiliW, 
fon of Marmaduke by Elizabeth Went worth. He was 
born in 1576, honoured with knighthood in 1617 by K. 
James I; and marrying Margaret, daughter and coheir to 
Francis Sutton, Efq. was father of Sir Francis Monton, Sn \ 
"who, for his loyalty to his Prince, was knighted in York by 
Charles J. 25 January 1 641 , and married Margaret, daugh- 
ter and coheir to Thomas Savileof Northgatehead in Wake- 
field (founder of Wakefield fchool for 63 children, andde- 
icended from a very ancient and numerous family in the 
county of York) and filter to Elizabeth, wife to Sir Wil- 
liam W^entworth of Afhby-Puerorum in the county of Lin- 
coln, grandfather of Thomas, Earl of Strafford; by her he 

Sir Philip Mon&on, of Hotheroid in Yorkfhire, knight- Sir Philip, 
ed at Newcaftle in 1643, who having ferved fome time in 
parliament for Scarborough, was reputed for his loyalty to 
K.Charles I a delinquent, and for his fervices to that un- 
fortunate Kins; underwent two feveral banifhments, with 
divers imprisonments during the courfe of the war ; his 
grandfather, father, and himfeif, being all at one time fe- 
quefreredby Cromwell ; in confederation whereof, K. Char- 
les II. in 1653 wrote him a letter with his own hand 
(which was delivered by Major Waters) promising, in re- 
gard to his fervices, that if it pleafed God to reflore him, 
he mould fhare with him in his profperity, as he had been 
content to do in his adverfity. 



He married Anne, daughter and heir to Robert Eyre o^ 
Higlilow in the peak and county of Derby, Efq. Sheriff of 
that (hire in 1658,* and had two fons, Robert, his heir ; 
and William, who being Lieutenant of a man of War, \yas 

Robert kiued m 1706 before Barcelona. -Robert, the elder fon, fuc- 
ceeding his father, was one of* thofe patriots, who promoted 
the reftoration of the laws and liberties of their country ? by 
retiring into Holland, and returning with the Prince of 
Orange^ when he came to accomphili that great work ; 
who, atter his acceflion to the crown appointed him a com- 
miffioner of trade and plantations ; and he ferved in 1695 
jn parliament for Pontefrad ; and in 1701, for Aldborough 
in the county of York. He married TheodoOa, daughter 
and coheir to John Fountayneoi: Melton, Efq. by the only 
daughter of John Mon&on of that place, by Mary, daugh- 
ter of Samuel Oidfleld of Oldfield, Efq. as already obferved, 
and by her having two fons, John and Robert^ the young- 
er died unmarried \ and 
"John The elder fucceeding to the eftate, was by the privy feal, 

1 of K. George I. bearing date 25 May 1727, directed to pafs 

yifecunt. patent for the honours of Baron of Kjllard and Vifcount 
Galway ; but his Majefty dying before the patent could 
pafs the feals, K. George II. by privy feal, dated at Ken- 
'iington 24 June, and by patent at Dublin 17 July ' 1727, 
was pleafed to confirm thofe dignities to him and his heirs 
male, with the creation fee of 20 marcs.- In 1722 and 
1727, he ferved in parliament for the borough of Clitheroe 
in Lancafhire, and in April 1734 was chofen for Pont e- 
fracl, as he was again in May 1 741 and 1747; on 29 
May 1 7 34 he was appointed one of the commifTioners of his 
Majefty's revenues in Ireland (which he refigned in April 


* By this marriage a very great defcent in blood was derived to 
the family. Her father was grandfen to Robert Eyre of Highlow, 
Efq. by Catharine, daughter and heir to ir Humphrey Ferrers, 
defcended from Sir Thomas Ferrers of Tain worth, who was de- 
scended from William de Ferrers, Earl Ferrers Derby and Not- 
tingham, by Margaret his wife, eldeft daughter of Roger Qumcy, 
Earl of Winchefier, hereditary Lord High Conftable of Scotland, 
by his wife Helen, daughter of Allan, Lord of Galloway, who 
died tin 1233, by Margaret, elcleit -daughter of David, Earl 
of Huntingdon and Garroich, who died ip 1219, by Maud, daughter 
and coheir to Hugh Kiviliec, Esrl Palatine of Cheiter ; which David, 
Earl of Huntingdon, was younger brother to ! Malcolm IV. and Wil- 
liam the Lion, Kings of Scotland, fons of Henry, Prince of Cumber- 
land, who died in 1152, before his father David I, the ninety-firij 
King of Scotland. 

Rot. A. 1. Geo. II, 1. p. f. 


1749) and 4 October 1737 took his feat in the Houfe cf 
Peers 1 .-In October 1748 he was made Surveyor-General 
of his Majefty's honours, catties, lordfhips, lands, woods, 
&c. in England and Wales ; and 1 July 1749 created 
Doclor of Laws at the inftallationof the Duke of Newcas- 
tle, Chancellor of the Univerfity of Cambridge; and his 
eldeft fon William, was at the fame time created A. M. 

He married ftrftthe Lady Elizabeth Manners, youns;eft 
daughter of John, the fecond Duke of Rutland, and by her 
who died of a fever 22 March 1729, set. 21, had iffue 
three fons and one daughter ; William, his fuccefTor ; Ro- 
bert, (Colonel of the Seventeenth regiment of foot, and 
Lieutenant-Governor of Annapolis-Royal ; in 1761 was 
appointed Governor and Commander in Chief of the pro- 
vince of New-York and a Major-General of his Majefty's 
forces j he was after appointed Governor of Berwick and 
Hoiy-Iftand ; and 30 April 1770 was conftituted a Lieute- 
nant-General) ; John, who died 2 October 1728 ; and Eli- 
zabeth, who died 23 July 1732. In November 1734 his 
Lordihip married Jane, daughter of Henry W'eftenra of 
Dublin, Efq. by his wife Elinor, daughter of Sir Jofnua. 
Allen ; by her he had iifue, Philip, born 27 July 1738; 
Edward-Henry, born in Auguft 1739 ; Henry, born in 
February 1742 ; and a daughter Mary, born 10 April 1737, 
and married 17 April 1786, to Edmund, Earl of Cork and 

His Lordfhip departed this life 15 July 1751, and was 
Succeeded by his eldeft fon 

William the fecond Vifcount who in 1747 was chofen William, 
member of parliament for PontefracT: ; appointed in Decern- 2 
ber 1748, Receiver-General of his Majefty's crown and fee- Vifcount. 
farm rents in the counties of York, Durham, Northumber- 
land, Cumberland, Weftmorland, Lancafler, &c. ; and 5 
April 1749 took his feat in parliament, as member for the 
borough of Thirfk, in Yorkihire, having vacated his feat 

for Pontefract by accepting the aforefaid employment. - 

On 12 Auguft 1747 he married Elizabeth, daughter of Mr- 
Villa-Real, a Lady of a very large fortune ; affumed the 
name of Arundel* agreeable to the will of Lady Frances 

Arundel > 

* 22 December 1769, a licence was granted to his Lordfhip, to his 
eldeft fon and his heirs male, and all others in the remainders as they 
fhall come into poiTeflion of certain real eibates, devifsd to them by the 


1 Lords Jour. IV. 363. 


Arundel; and deceafed 18 November 1772, having had 
imie by his faid Lady three Tons and two daughters, viz. 
John/who died in 1769; William-Henry, and Robert 
Monckton Arundel fuccefftve Vifcounts 3 Elizabeth, born 
20 July 1754, married 2 September 1774, to Francis 
Svkes, Rfq. and hadnTue Elizabeth, born 14 Auguft 1775 5 
and Charlotte-Frances, married 13 February 1785 to An- 
thonv-Purlton Bennett of the county of Dorfet, Efq. 
William- William-Henry, the third Vifcount was born 15 May 
Henry, i7 4 9j wno dying 2 March 1774, the titles devolved on 

Vifcount ms brother 

Robert,' Robert Monckton- Arundel, the fourth and prefent Vif- 
4- count, who was born 18 Auguft 1752 ; ferves in the Britilh 

Vifcount. parliament for the city of York, and was appointed Comp- 
troller of his Majefty's houfhold 27 March 1784. -In 

Marchr/79, he married Elizabeth, third daughter of Daniel 
Mathew of Felin-Hall in Eftex, Efq. ; and has iflue, Wil- 
liam-George, born 6 April 1782; Elizabeth; Mary; 
Maria-Henrietta ; and a fourth daughter born 22 Novem- 
ber 1784 '. 

Titles.] Robert Monon-Arundel> Vifcount of Gal- 
way, and naronof Killard. 

Creation.] B. of Killard in the county of Clare, and 
"V. of the town of Galway, 17 July 1727, 1 Geo. II. 

Arms.] Diamond, on a cheveron between three martlets^ 
topaz, as rnanv mullets, of the field. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a Martlet, as in the coat. 

Supporters.] Two unicorns, ermine, gorg'd - wi:'h 
Eaftern crowns, topaz. 


Seat.] Serleby, in the county of Nottingham. 

will of his aunt, the Lady Frances Arundel, deceafed, widow of 
Richard Arundel, only brother of John, late Lord Arundel of Tre- 
rife, and fitter to John, Duke of Rutland, to take upon them and to 
ufe refpe&ively the name of Arundel, and alfo to bear the arms of 
Arundel, duly exemplified to them according to the law of arms, as 
they {hall come into pofleffion of the faid eftates. (Gazette.) 

, * Ulfter Office. 


( 255 ) 


A HIS ancient noble family is denominated from the ma- 
nor of Wingfield in the county of Suffolk, where they ?o 
had a feat before the Norman conqueft, called Wingfield- 
Caftle, which, though now in ruins, denotes its ancient 
grandeur; and Cambden writes *, that this manor gave 
both a name and feat to a large family in thofe parts, fa- 
mous for their knighthood and ancient gentility, which 
brought forth an abundance of renowned knights, and 
among the reft, two celebrated Companions of the Order 
of the Garter under the reign of K. Henry VIII. 2 . The 
family came early to be divided into feveral eminent 
branches, which from time to time afforded knights of the 
fhire, and fheriffs of the county of Suffolk, many of whom 
were likewife famous in feats of arms. 

Mr. Anitis, Garter King of Arms, in his hiftory of that 
order, makes a doubt whether the cattle of Wingfield was 
the feat of the family, till the time of Sir John Wingfield, 
living in 1348, fince (lays he) the patronage and advowfon 
of that place was in Sir Richard Brews in 1302, 1323, and 
1329; but from the family pedigree it appears, that Robert Robert, 
Wingfield was Lord of Wingfield-Caftle, fo early as the 
year 1087, and left the fame to his fon, John de Wingfield, John, 
the father of another Robert, Lord of Wingfield, who mar- Robert; 
ried Joan, daughter of John Falfhffof the county of Nor- 
folk, and had Thomas Wingfield, his fucceffor there, who Thomas, 
hy Alice, daughter of Nicholas de Weyland of the faid 
county, was father of Sir John Wingfield, Lord of Wing- Sir John, 
field, and of Dynington, who married Anne, daughter of 
Sir John Peachy, and left four fons, Roger and Giles, who 
both died childlefs ; Sir John ; and Richard, whofe iffue 
failed in his grandfon William, the fon of his ion Sir Wil- 
liam Wingfield, Knt. Lord of Dynington 3. Sir John Sir John; 


Britann. titl. Suffolk. 2 Idem. ritl. Northampton, 

Pedigree communicated to J, L, by Richard, Vifcount Powericourt, 


Wingfield, Knt. who fucceeded, died in the latter end of 
Edward II. or firfl of Edward III. leaving three fons by 
the daughter and heir of Honeypot ; viz. 

/ j\ Sir John Wingfield, who in 1348 prefented as patron, to 

the church of Saxmondham in Suffolk, and was living in: 
1360, (25 Edw. III.) x He married Alianor, daughter of 
Sir Gilbert de Glanville*, by whom he left an only daugh- 
ter and heir Catharine, married to Michael Delapole, the 
firfl: of that name, created Earl of Suffolk in 1585, to whom 
fhe carried the manors of Wingfield, Stradbrook, Silham,- 
Trefingfield, Saxmondham, Netherhall in Saxlingham, 
and a very large eflate in the counties of Suffolk and Nor- 
folk 2 , and by him, who died 5 September 1388 (12 Rich. 
II. had five fons, Michael, his fucceffor, anceftor to the fa- 
mily of Suffolk, long extinct ; Thomas, William, Richard^ 
and John. 

f-i) Richard of Dynington -j-, who in 1325 was beyond fea 

with K. Edw. II. and in 1342 prefented to the church of 


* So the pedigrees have it; yet Mr. Anftis obferves, " there is an 
" appearance fhe was the daughter of the afore-mentioned Sir Rich- 
*' ard de Brews, who not only prefented to feveral churches immedi- 
" ately before the advowfons thereof came into this family, but this 
" fame Lady, being co-executrix of her hufband's will, ordered on 
" the foundation of the collegiate church at Wingfield in is62,prayers 
" for the foul of Sir Richard de Brews, there named immediately af- 
" ter the father and mother of her deceafed hulband, and the name 
" of Glanville is not mentioned in that bead-roll; and her younger 
*' fon Thomas in his will devifes filver-plates with the arms of Brews. 
'* To the mafterfhip of this college Sir Michael Delapole prefented in 
" Oftober 1379, m r 'ght of his Lady, fole daughter and heirefs of Sir 
" John Wingfield." - Thisobfervation is far from being conclufive 
for had fhe been the daughter of Sir Richard Brews, fhe would pro- 
bably have mentioned him as her father 3 and the latter part is a 
manifeli contradiction , for, how could me have a younger fon Tho- 
mas to devife filver-plates by his will, when Sir Michael Delapo 1 
prefents to the malterfhip of Wingfield college in right of her only 
daughter and heir ? It is more likely that fhe was the widow of Sir 
Richard de Brews, by whom fhe had her male illue, and (as the pedi- 
grees of the family teftify) daughter of Sir Gilbert de Glanville. 

-^ Thus Mr. Anftis places him, but doubtlefs his authority has de- 
ceived him 3 for, in the pedigree communicated by Lord Powerfcourt, 
he is made the fon of Sir John by the daughter of Peachy, brother 
(notion) to Sir John, who married the daughter of Honeypot, and 
will be found to be the fame perfon with Richard, mentioned in the 
text, whofe iflue failed, if the reader will oblerve the chronology, for 
in 1348 his elder brother's fon prefents in the church of Saxmondham, 
and in 1349 his own fon prefents to the church of Dynington. 

1 Anftis order of the Garter.. * Idem. 


Dvnington, as did his fon Sir William in 1349 and 1355- 
Which Sir William was returned to parliament 50 Edw. 
III. and reprefented the county of Suffolk in the 5. 6. 7. 
10. 13. and 14 years of Richard II. He made his will 17 
July 1397, and lies buried under a fair flone in the chan- 
cel at Letheringham, adorned with the portraiture of an 
armed Knight, his feet retting againfl: a lion, and this in- 
fcription ; 

Hie jacet tumulatus Dominus Willelmus Wingfield 
Miles, Dominus iftius Villas, et patronus 
Iftius EcclefiGe qui obiit I Junii 1398. 
Cujus Animas propitietur Deus '. 

He had two wives, Joan and Margaret ; and by the former 
was father of William Wingfield, Efq. who left no iifue by 
his wife Catharine, daughter of Wolfe, who furvived 
him, and by her will, dated at Cotton in Suffolk 19 May 
141 8, gave 10!. to the parimioners there, to keep an anni- 
verfary for her hufband on the feaff. of St. Bartholomew ; 
and 20I. to be kept in a cheft, to be lent to her tenants upon 
pledges, without intereft, every borrower to fay five Pater 
nojiers, five jives, and Credo for her foul, &c She lies bu- 
ried in the chancel at Dynington by her hufband, with this 
broken infeription ', 

Hie jacet Willelmus Wingfield, Armiger, et 
Katherina Uxor ejus Dominus et patronus iftius 
Villas Quorum animabus* 2 . 


Sir Thomas Wingfield, who by his marriage with Mar- (: . 
garet, daughter and heir to William Bovile 3 , and widow ^ u ' 
of William Carbonel, became feized of Letheringham in ' * 
Suffolk, before 38 Edward III. in whicn church they and 
feveral of their defcendants are interred, the family conti- 
nuing there till after the revolution. He makes his will 
there 17 July 1378 (p r oved 27 September) and orders him- 

Vol. V. S felf 

* This pedigree of Sir John and Richard is proved by an inquifi- 
tion, taken after the death of this William in 1418 (6 Hen. V.) find- 
ing that William Delapole, Earl of Suffolk, was his next heir, and 
that by his death, without iiiue, feveral lands defcended to him, a- 
mong which was Denyngton, where that family founded anhofpital. 
(Anftis . Lodge.) 

* Weaver 755, 2 Idem. 3 Family Pedig, 


felf to be burfed in the choir of that priory ; that the fum 
of 46I. 13s. 4<i. fhould be expended on his funeral ; and de- 
vifes feveral fums for the repair thereof, and of the parilh 
church, with his (liver crofs and a veftment of the arms of 
the Earl Warren, &c. ; devifes to his fon John 12 of his 
beft filver di(hes, 12 filver fawcers, 12 fpoons, 6 filver pie- 
ces with the coat armour of Brews, and his golden crofs, 
upon condition that it fhould not be fold or alienated, but 
remain to his heirs for ever ; and gives him all his wardrobe 
with cloaths, armour, &c. He had a daughter Marga- 
ret, married to Sir Thomas Hardell, and the faid fon 

Sir John. Sir John Wingfield, Lord of Letheringham, who in forne 
pedigrees, is faid to have ferved the Black Prince in his 
French wars, and to have written his afits very learnedly ; 
but it is more probable it was his uncle Sir John; How- 
ever, he had the honour of Knighthood, when he prefented 
to the free chapel of Stradbroke in 1389. He married Marga- 
ret, daughter of Sir Hugh Haftings of Elfing in Norfolk, 
and by her (who was buried with him in the choir of Le- 
S' r theringham church *) had Sir Robert Wingfield, whofe wife 

Robert. wag Eii za beth, daughter of Sir John Ruffel * of Strenfham 
in Worceftcrftiire, and dying 3 May 1409, was buried with 
her at Dennington, with this inscription ; 

Hie jacct Dominus Robertus Wingfield miles et Elizabethan 
Uxor ejus qui quidem Robertus obiit tertiodie Maii 1409 4 , 

Having iffue Robert, William, Anne, and Margaret, a 


. Sir Robert Wingfield, the elder fon, was knighted by K. 

Robert. j} enr y yj # at Hereford, on Whitfunday in his fourth year, 
and attended on the Duke of Norfolk in an embafTy, of 
whofe lands he was made fteward, for the good fervice he 
had done to the noble Prince his father and himfelf. He 
increafed his eftate by marriage with Elizabeth, daughter 
and coheir to Sir Robert Goufell, by his wife Elizabeth, 
daughter and heir to John Fitz-AUan, (brother to Richard, 
Earl of Arundel) by Eleanor his wife, daughter and heir to 
John, Lord Maltavers 5 , and deceafing in the year 1431, 
was buried at Letheringham, having iffue fix fons, and a 
daughter Elizabeth, the firft wife of Sir William Brandon, 
Knt. whofe fon Sir William, was father of Charles Brandon, 


* Pedigree. 2 Weaver's funeral monuments, 755. 3 Pedig. 

4 Weaver. 759, * Sidney's itate papers. I. 78. 


Duke of Suffolk, who married Mary, daughter of K. Henry 
VII. The fons were 

Sir John, his fucceffor at Letheringham. (0 

Sir Robert, who in 1450 (28 Hen. VI.) with Sir Henry (2) 
Barlow, were Knights in parliament for the county of Hert- 
ford j and 3 Edw. IV. had licence to perform feats of arms 
with Lewis de Brueil of France. He was Comptroller of that 
King's houfhold, and died before 23 November 1481, having 
fepulture at Rufhford, or Rufhworth in Norfolk, leaving no 
iffue by his wife Anne, daughter and heir to Sir Robert de 
Harling, and widow of Sir William Chamberlayne of Ged- 
ding in Suffolk, with whom he obtained a plentiful eftate, 
and in October 1492 (or 1493) fhe took to her third huf- 
band John, Lord Scrope of Bolton, Knight of the car- 

Richard, died alfo without iffue before the year 1509 ; as (s) 


Sir Thomas, before 12 Edw. IV. whofe wife was Phi- "' 
lippa, daughter of John, Lord Tiptoft, filter to Edward, 
Earl of Worcefter, coheir to her nephew Edward, Earl of 
Worcefter, and widow of Thomas, Lord Roos. He ob- 
tained a grant 23 January 8 Edward IV. of feveral lands 
belonging to that Lord, which were forfeited 1 of that reign, 
Upon his attainder by a6fc of parliament 2 . 

William, Who made his will the Iaft day of February, (5) 
1509, directing his body to be buried under the fame flone 
with his brothers Richard and Thomas, in the priory of 
Letheringham, devifing lands for the maintenance of one 
canon there, of the order of St. Auguftin, for four/core 
years ; to which he alfo bequeathed two bafons and an ewer 
of filver, with a plain cup and cover 1 and gave divers fums 
to feveral priories, for a trental to be fung, in each, for his 
foul and thofe of his friends. 

Sir Henry Wingfield, feated at Orford in Suffolk, who (6) 
by his will, dated 2i February 1483, defired to be buried Families 
in the Freres of Orford, by his firff. wife Alice, his fecond \] l0l 
Lady being Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Robert Rook 3 , and aiK i 
fhe lies buried in We (thorp-chancel, Suffolk (where the Ticken- 
aforefaid Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk had a feat) with cote > 
this infcription ; 

Orate pro Anima Elizabeths Wingfield, 
Uxoris Henrici Wingfield, Militis. 

S 2 He 

* Chauncy's Hertfordtoire, 3 Colleft, 3 Pedig, 


He had two forts ; Thomas, Captain of Deal-CaflJe, who 
6kd without iffue ; and Sir Robert Wingfield of Orford, 
who in 152 (i 2 Hen. VIII.) was preferrt at the memorable 
interview that King had with Francis I. of France, between 
Guifnes and Ardres ; when, in their march, the number of 
the French being perceived by the Lord Abergavenny to be 
double the number of the Englilh, he was appointed with 
that Lord, the Earl of EiTex, and Edward Poynings to take 
an account of tbe French King's attendants. In 35. Hen. 
VIII. he had a grant of the manors of Upton and Ailefworth 
in the count'y of Northampton, with other lands thereabouts, 
having as Camden /elates, a fine houfe with lovely walks at 
Upton. He married Margery, daughter of George Quar- 
ks, of Norfolk, and was father of Sir Robert Wingfield of 
Upton, who married Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Cecil" 
of Burleigh, Efq. filler to the Lord Treafurer Cecil, and 
by her, who re-married with Hugh Allington, Efq. had 
four fons and two daughters; Sir Robert, his heir*- John , 
Richard, who died unmarried ; Peregrine ; Dorothy, mar- 
ried to Adam Claypole of Latham in Lincolnshire, Efq ; 
and Cicely.- John Wingfield of Tickencote in the county 
of Rutland, the fecond fon, married firit. the daughter of 

PaulGrefham, and fecondly the daughter of Thorold, 

and was father by the former of Sir John Wingfield (called 
in the Cromwell pedigree Sir Richard) of Tickencote, who 
married Frances, daughter of Edward, Lord Cromwell of 
Okeham, and had Sir Richard Wingfield his heir, John* 
Charles, and Francis of Gray's-lnn r Sir Richard was god- 
fon to Sir Richard Wingfield, Vifcount Powerfcourt, .who 
by his will left him iool. in token of his love. He mar- 
ried Elizabeth, eldeft daughter of Sir William Thorold of 
Marfton in Lincolnihire, Bart, and had two fons, John,. 
Charles, and an only daughter, Frances, married to Eufebi- 
ns Bufwell, otherwife PeHant, Efq. (by whom fhe had Sir 
Eufebi us Bufwell of Clipfton in Northamptonshire, created 
a Baronet 5 March 17 13). John Wingfield cf Tickencote, 
Efq. the elder fon, by Dorothy, elder daughter of Sir Tho- 
mas Mackworth of Normanton in the county of Rutland, 
Bart, (who died in 1694, by his firft wife Dorothy, daugh- 
ter of Captain George Darrell of Cale-Hili in Kent) was 
father of John T vVingfield, Efq. who married Elizabeth, 
daughter and coheir to Sir John Oldheld of Spalding in 
Lincolnihire, Bart, and by her who died 3 March 1769, 
kad John, his fuceeffor, at Tickencote, (which after became 



the feat of Thomas Orby-Hunter, Efq.) ; Anthony, who 
died a ftudent at Cambridge ; Richard and Oldfield, who 
both died young ; Thomas, Re6tor of Market-Overton, 
who married the daughter of William Julien, Efq. ; Old- 
field, a merchant in Hull ; Elizabeth, Margaret, Doiothy, 
and Anne *. 

Sir Robert Wingfield, who fucceeded at Upton, was bur- 
gefs in parliament for Stamford in the reign of James I. ; 
married the daughter of Sir John Crooke 2 , and was .father 
of another Sir Robert, who married Elizabeth, third of the 
four daughters and coheirs of Sir Roger Afton, Gentleman 
of the Bedchamber to K. James I. by Mary, daughter of 
Alexander Steuart, Lord Ochiltree, and by her had Sir 
Mervyn Wingfield, the father of Sir Henry of Upton, 
who married in France, and died without iiTue j and a 
daughter 3 . 

We now return to the el left fon of Sir Robtrt by Elizabeth Sir 
Goufell, viz. Sir John Wmgfield, LordofLetheringham. J ohn * 
who had a licence in 1437 (15 Hen. VI ) to erect a chan- 
try in Stradbroke ; in 33 of which reign he was Sheriff of 
Norfolk and Suffolk, and had a privy feal, dated 23 No- 
vember, for 1 $61. to defray the expences thereof. He was 
knighted in the tower of London 26 June 1461 (1 Edw. 
IV.) and in 147 1 was again Sheriff of thofe counties, be- 
ing then one of the King's privy council, for which atten- 
dance he had a privy feal, 7 October, for 40I. a year, as 
had been accuftomed toother Knights in fuch cafes.- -In 
1477 he was a commiflioner to treat with the French am- 
bafTadors at Amiens ; and, in all probability, the broken in- 
scription in Letheringham-church .(w.hofe fragments are 
preferved in Weavers funeral monumants) relates to his 
death on 10 May 1 481. He married Elizabeth, daughter 
of Sir John Fitz-Lewis of Effex, by Anne, eldeil daughter 
of John Montacute, Earl of Salisbury, and by her (who 
in her will, dated 14 July 1 497, and proved 22 December 
1500, directs her body to be buried near her hefband's 
tomb in Letheringnam) had iffue three daughters, Anne; 
Elizabeth, married to - itchingham ; and the younger 

to Brews, by whom ihe had iilue two fons, Thomas 

and John. Sir John had alfo twelve ions, viz. 

Sir John Wingfieldof Letheringnam, fner.ffof thecoun- (1) 
ties of Norfolk and Suffolk in 1 Rich. III. and 8 Hen. VII. Family 
y:ho married Anne, daughter of the Lord Audley, and had ? f Lerhcr- 

S 3 ' three m & h * m > 

1 Pedigree. 2 Idem. 3 Pedjg. 



three Tons and four daughters ; of whom Sir Anthony 
Wingfield, the eldeft fon, was Efquire of the King's body, 
and commanded to receive the honour of a Knight of the 
Bath at the defigned coronation of Edward V. He was of 
the privy council to K. Henry VII. and appointed one of 
the commiflicners to mufter the archers of Suffolk for the 
relief of Bretagne ; was knighted by K. Henry VIII. for 
his conduct at Therouenne and Tournay ; after which he 
was made comptroller of the houlhold, and by that title in- 
flailed 8 May 1541 a Knight of the Garter at Windfor. 
He was alfo conftituted Vice-Chamberlain of the houlhold, 
Captain of the guards, and executor of that King's laft 
will, who left him a legacy of 200I. and afiigned him of 
council to his fon K. Edward VI x . 

He married Elizabeth, eldeft daughter of Sir George 
Vere, fitter and coheir to John, the fourteenth Earl of Ox- 
ford, and had iffue, five fons, Sir Robert ; Charles, and 
Anthony, both died childlefs, the former having married 

a daughter of Rich, and the latter, a daughter of 

? Blenerhaffet 2 ; Henry, (who married a daughter of 

Bacon, and had Robert, who by his firft wife, the 

daughter of Rofers, had Anthony, and by his fecond 

wife, the daughter of Drake, had a fon Edmond) ; 

and Richard, who by the daughter and heir of Hard- 

wicke, was father of Sir John Wingfield, who, with Sir 
Richard, and Sir Edward Wingfield, Knts. in 1596 went 
commanders in the fleet fitted out againft Spain, confiding 
of 150 fhipsj with 6360 land forces on board, under the 
command of Robert Earl of EfTex, and Charles, Lord 
Howard of Effingham, Admiral of England ; Sir John was 
Quarter-Mafter-General of this army, Sir Richard a Co- 
lonel, and Sir Edward a Captain of 1000 gentlemen volun- 
teers. In this expedition Cales was taken, and Sir John 
loft his life, being the only Englifhman of note that perifh- 
ed, and was honourably interred with a military funeral in 

the principal church 3. r He married Sufan, daughter of 

Richard Bertie, Efq. (by his wife Catharine, daughter and 
heir to William, Baron Willoughby of Erefby, widow of 
Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk)fifter to Peregrine Ber^ 
tie, Lord Willoughby of Erefby, anceftor to the late Duke 
of Ancafter, and widow of Reginald Grey, Earl of Kent, 
by whom he had a fon Peregrine, born in Holland, in 

^ We 

1 Weaver. 756. 2 Pedig. 

3 Camden's Annals of Q^EHz. * Pedig. 


We now proceed with Sir Robert Wingfield, eldeft fon 
of Sir Anthony, Knight of the Garter, who fucceeded to 
the cftates of Letheringham, &c. and being Captain of the 
guard to K. lidward VL was fent by the Lords of the coun- 
cil to Windfor (in 1549) to induce the King to remove his 
uncle Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerfet, Lord Protec- 
tor, when he fo well perfuaded his Majefty, both of the 
loyal affection of the Lords to him, and of their moderate 
defires againfr. the Duke (who was then prefent) that the 
King confented to his removal, and a guard was fet upon 
him. He was knighted in the reign of Q. Mary; mar- 
ried Cicely, daughter of Thomas, Lord Wentworth of 
Nettlefted ', and had three fons ; of whom Sir Anthony, 
the eldeft, was fheriff of Suffolk 39 Eliz. after which he 
was knighted, and leaving no iffue by Mary, daughter of 
John Bird of Denfton in Suffolk, Efq. was fucceeded by 
his brother Thomas, who wasalfo a Knight, and by his fe- 
cond wife, a daughter of Sir Drue Drury of Riddiefworth 
in Norfolk* Knt. left one fon Sir Anthony Wingfield, of 
Goodwins in Suffolk, created a Baronet 17 May, 1627, 
who died about the year 1638, ast. 38, and by Anne, 
daughter of Sir John Deane of the fame county, Knt. 
was father of Sir Richard Wingfield, Bart, who (the old 
manfion being decayed) built and refided at Eafton in Suf- 
folk, and married firft the daughter of Sir John Jacob, 
Bart, and fecondly, the daughter of Sir John Winter of 
Lidney in Gloucefterfhire, by each of whom he left a fon, 
viz. Sir Robert, the third Baronet, who dying unmarried, 
his half-brother Sir Henry fucceeded ; who ferving in the 
French army, had his leg fhot off by a canon-ball at Dul- 
ward in Loraine, and was there buried in 1677, leaving 
iffue by Mary, eldeft daughter of Mervyn, Earl of Caftle- 
haven, two fons ; Sir Henry, who, being a minor, was 
educated by his mother in the Romilh religion, and follow- 
ing the fortunes of K. James II. fold his eftates of Lether- 
ingham, Eafton, &c to the Earl of Rochford inK. Willi. 
am's Reign, and dying without iffue male, in 17 12, was 
fucceeded by his brother Sir Mervyn Wingfield, who 
married Mary, daughter of Theobald Dalton of Grenan in 
the county of Weftmeath, Efq. which lady died in child- 
birth, leaving an only daughter Mary, married in j 73 1 to 
Francis Dillon, Efq. eldeft fon of William Dillon, Eiq. of 
Proudfton and Kilmainham in the count y of Meath, and 
(he died 20 February 1765, leaving iifue 2 . 

1 Pedig. J See title V, Dillon, 


(a) Sir Edward Wingfield was the fecond Ton of Sir John 

of Letheringham ; and to him K. Henry VII. 20 February 
1492 granted an annuity of 20I. for life. He left no 
iflue by his wife Anne, Countefs of Kent. 

(3) Henry, a Prieft, prefented by his father in 1480 to the 
rectory of Baconfthorp in Noriolk, and was alfo rector of 
Rendlefham in Suffolk. He died in the year 1500, and 
by his will, dated 5 Augufl, and proved 22 December that 
year T , orders a tomb to be made for himfelf in the church- 
yard of Letheringham, upon which the Palmes might be 
laid in paffion week. 

(4) Sir John Wingfield, the younger, of Dunham-Magna 
in Norfolk, had a grant fom K. Henry VII in his (econd 
year of an annuity of 40I. for life. He mar ned Marga- 
ret, daughter of Durward, by whom he had Tho- 
mas, his heir; and William, an Auguftine canon at the 
furrender of the monastery of Weilacre in that county, 
who was after inftituted to the rectory of Burnham-thorp,of 
which he was deprived in the beginning of Q. Mary's 
reign for being married, and was oblicd to be divorced. 
He died in 1556, leaving two Ions, Thomas of Winch in 
Norfolk, and Anthony.- Thomas, the eldeft fen of Sir 
John of Dunham,. fuccecded there ; and by Elizabeth, 
youngefl daughter of Sir Thomas Wodehoufe of Kimberley 
in the faid county, Knight of the Bath, had two fons, Ro- 
ger of Dunham, who married the daughter of - Gold- 
ing; as did John the daughter of Thomas Townihend, and 
they bcth left iflue female ; of whom Elizabeth (daughter of 
Roger) was married to Thomas, fon and heir to Henry 
Poole of Dichiing in Sufiex, Efq. and by him, who died 
13 February 1609, had one fon and two daughters 2 . 

(5) William was Sewer to Henry VII. married Joan, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Walgrave, and died 4 December 1491, 
without iffue *. 

-1 Sir Thomas, feme time Captain of Deal-Caflle, was 

flain in the battle of Bofv/orth, on the part of Henry VII. 
without iffue. 

Sir Robert, bred up by his aunt the Lady Scrope, became 
a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerufalem, Marefchal 
of Calais ; Lieutenant of that CafHe, Deputy of the Town 
and the Marches, and laflly Mayor cf that place. He was 


<* Mr. Anftis, in his hiftory of the Garter, fays, he left pofterity ; 
Ifeut Lord Powerfcourt's pedigree makes him die, childlefs, 

* Colled*. 2 Pedig. 


of the privy council to Henry VIII. in whofe third year 
he went ambaifador with the Bifhop of Wincheiler, (or 
Worcefter) to the Council of Lateran, and the next year to 
the Emperor ; whe n he procured out of the archives cf the 
city of Conftance, and caufed to be printed at Lovaine, 
Dijcerptatio fnp r Dignitate et Magnituditie Rsgnorum Rri- 
tannici et Galliciy habita ab utriufque Oratoribus et Legatit 
in Concilio Conjiantienft. He was alfo ambdiTador to Pope 
Leo; was commiflicned 21 February 1516 to treat with the 
Swifs, and in 1523 went in the army, fent to France under 
the command of the Duke of Suffolk By his will, dat- 
ed 25 March 1538, and proved 12 November 1539, he or- 
ders himfelf to be buried in the north-ade of St. Nicholas's 
church in Calais, where he had built a place tor his fe- 
pulture, if he fhould chance to die in that town, or the 
inarches tnereof ; but if in Norfolk, within ten miles of his 
college of Rufti forth, then to be buried in the midft of a 
chapel on the fouth-iide in that college, where the body 
of his uncle and godfather Sir Robert Wingfield, comp- 
troller of K. Edward the IV. houfe, lay; and that upon 
his grave be placed a marble ftone, with a crofs of Jeru- 
falem thereon ; and in cafe he mould die in London, then 
to be buried in the church of St. Peter, in which parilh 
his houfe ftood. He died 18 March 1538, without iifue 
by his lady Jane Clinton. 

Sir Walter married the daughter of - Mac-William, |(8) 
and d,ied alfo without iil'ue ', 

Lewis, Anceilor to the Vifcount Powerfcourfc. (9) 

Edmond, who married Margaret, the Widow of John (10) 
Aihfield, and dying in, or about, 1530, left a fon John, 
the father of Richard Wingfield, who died childlefs. 

Sir Richard Wingfield, a commander with his brother (11) 
Robert, againfl the Cornifti rebels, 12 Hen. VII. appoint- Family of 
ed by K. Henry VIII. Marefchal of the town and marches Kl ^ oU 
of Calais 14 November 1 51 1 ; and the next year, being 
Knight of the King's body, and of the privy council, was 
one of the ambaffadors to treat with the Pope and the Em- 
peror. On 6 Auguft 1 5 13 the MareichaKhip of Calais 
was regranted to him, and Sir Robert his brother, during 
their lives ; and that year, being Marefchal of the army, 
he was created a Bannaret at the liege of Tourney, and 
joined with Sir Gilbert Talbot in the deputyfhip of Calais. 
* He was fent into Flanders ambaiiador to Charles, Prince 


1 Pedig. 


of Spain ; and appointed, with the Duke of Suffolk, to re- 
ceive the Queen dowager of France, to fettle her dowry, 
and conduct her into England. On 10 October 15 15 he 
had a licence to import 100 hogfheads of wine ; 4 March 
151 8 a grant, in reverfion, of divers manors in Suf- 
folk, after the deceafe of Elizabeth, Countefs of Oxford ; 
15 May 1 5 19 the annuity of 50I. payable by the trea- 
furer of the chamber, with another of 200!. for his fer- 
vices; and was one of the four fad and ancient Knights (as 
jSVowexpreffeth it) who in 1520 were made gentlemen of the 
King's bedchamber ; the next year he was one of Cardi- 
nal Wolfey's retinue, to meet the Emperor in Flanders. 
He was alio Chancellor of the dutchy of Lancafter ; and 23 
April 1522 having the honour to be elected Knight of the 
Garter in the fame fcrutiny with Ferdinand, afterwards Em- 
peror, he was inftalled 11 May at Windfor ; having ob- 
tained, in that and the enfuing year, a grant of the cattle 
of Kimbolton in the county of Huntingdon (where Q. Ca- 
tharine fome time refided, after her divorce, it being her 
jointure, and upon the old foundations of which Sir Richard 
built new lodgings and galleries) the manors of Swynlhead 
and Hardwicke, with the advowfonsof feveral abbies and 
priories, forfeited by the Duke of Buckingham. That year, 
with Sir William Sandys, Knight of the Garter, he led the 
rear of the army fent into France ; and attended on the 
Emperor into Spain with the Lord Admiral ; on his return 
from whence he was prefent at the burning of Morlaix ; and 
in 1525, with Cuthbert, Bifliop of London, was fent 
ambaflador into Spain, where he died at Toledo 22 July, 
and was buried with great folemnity in the church ot the 
Friars obfervants of St. John de Pois (where none were in- 
terred but by the fpecial command of the Emperor) by the 
directions of Navera, King of Arms of Spain, and Chrii- 
topher Barker, Richmond-Herald, after Garter King of 
Arms, and Knight of the Bath. 

He married to his firft wife Catharine, youngeft daughter 
of Richard Woodville, Earl Rivers, coheir to her bro- 
thers, and widow firft of Henry Stafford, Duke of Buck- 
ingham, and after of Jafper of Hatfield, Duke of Bedfcd, 
by which marriage Sir Richard became great uncle to K. 
Henry VIII. His fecond wife was Bridget, daughter and 
heir to Sir John Wiltfhire, Comptroller of Calais, by 
whom Stone-caftle near Gravefend came into the fa- 
mily, and (he remarried with Sir Nicholas Fleryey, grand- 


father by her to William, created Lord Hervey of Kid- 
broke. --His iflue were four Ions and four daughters ; 

Charles, his heir ; Thomas, who left poflerity ; Jacques ; 
Laurence, who left iilue ; Catherine, Cecil, Mary, and 

JacquesWingfield, the third fon, was made Matter of the 
Ordnance, and Munition in Ireland $ (worn of the privy 
council to (^Elizabeth; and 27 January 1560 had a 
commiflion to execute martial law in the territories of 
the Byrnes and Tooles, and the marches of Dublin.- He 
accompanied the L. D. Grey in his expedition to Glan- 
delogh, againft certain rebels under the command of Fitz- 
Euilace and Pheogh Mac-Hugh ; as he did the L. D- 
Sidney, in 1569, to Cork, in order to fubdue Sir Edmund 
Butler and his brethren ; when the deputy encamping 
(19 Auguft) on the further fide of the caftle of Ballymar- 
tyr, did, by the advice of this Jacques and Mr. Thomas 
Ellyott, mailer-gunner, remove his camp to the other fide '. 
And in 1575 he was in the fame deputy's army, fent to 
the North againft Sorley-Boye and the Scots, who had af- 
faulted the garrifon of Carrickfergus *. 

Charles Wingfield of Kimbolton, Efq. the eideft foil, 
was 12 years old at his father's death, and marrying 
the daughter of ; . Knowles, had Thomas, his fuccei- 
for, who by Honora, daughter of Sir Anthony Denny 2 , 
Privy Counfellor to K. Henry VIII. had Sir Edward 
of Kimbolton, who about the latter end of Q. Elizabeth's 
reign married Mary, fifth daughter of Sir James Harring- 
ton of Exton in the county of Rutland, and had Sir James 
his heir, father by the daughter of William Bowden, Efq. 
of Sir Edward-Maria Wingfield, Knt. who fold the eftate 
of Kimbolton to the Puke of Mancheiler's anceilor, which 


^ Mr. Anftis, Garter King of Arms, writes, that he died without 
sllue ; but it appears from his nuncupative will, regiftered in the 
Prerogative-office, Dublin, that on 31 Auguft 1587, being very weak, 
he declared his faid will in the parifh of St Giles 'in the Fields, Lon- 
don, in the prefence of Sir George Carew, Edward Darcy of the 
Queen's privy chamber, and others, when calling his fon Thomas 
to him, and his laid fon befeeching hiai to diicharge the love of a 
father towards him, for his advancement and living, according to his 
former promife and intention, he faid, taking him by the hand, 
Here, take you all, you all, I give you all, and do make you mine exe- 
cutor ; therewith lifting up his other hand. (Lodge.) 

\ Collect* Pedig. 


ftill continues the feat of that noble family, and died with^ 
out iffue '. 
(12) Sir Humphrey Wingfield, the youngeft fon, educated in 
Gray's-Inn, where he was Lent reader 8 Hen. VIII. and 
four years after Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk ; being cho- 
fen Speaker of the Houfe of Commons 24 Hen. VIII. and 
29 June 1537 (being then a Knight) had a grant of the 
manors of Qverhall and Netherhall in Dedharn, Effex, and 
the manor of Crepinghall in Stutton ? near Brantham in Suf- 
folk. He refided at Brantham ; married a daughter of 

Wifeman, and died in I54*>> having iffue a daughter 
Anne, who married Alexander Newton ; and a fon Robert 
Wingfield, Efq. father by Bridget, daughter of Sir Henry 
Pargeter, of Humphrey Wingfield, who married the 
daughter of Sir Thomas Neville, and had iffue Paul, who 
by Jane Turpin, had Humphry, father by a daughter of 
Sir Paul Breufe, Knt. of John Wingfield of Brampton or 
Brentham, who married a daughter of Mr. Herick 2 , and 
dying in 1546, gave rife to that branch, and to the Wing- 
field's of Winfton in the fame county. 
Lewis ^ e now P rocee d with Lodowic, or Lewis, the ninth fon, 
of Sir John Wingfield, by the daughter of Sir John Fitz- 
Lewis. He fettled in Hampihire, and married the daugh- 
ter of Henry Noon 3, by whom he had three fons, John, 
who died without iffue ; Sir Richard ; and George, from 
whom the prefent Lord Powerfcourt derives. 
Sir Sir Richard Wingfield, the fecond fon, was Governor of 

Richard, Portfmouth in the reign of Q. Elizabeth, and married 
Chriftian, only daughter of Sir William Fitz- William' of 
Miltown, fifter to Sir William, L. D. of Ireland, and by 
her, who after married George, fifth fon of Sir Henry 
Delves of Dodyngton in Cheftiire, had two fons, Sir Rich- 
ard, and John, who 25 July 1621 was made Dean of Kil- 
macduagh, and died without iffue. 
Sj r Sir Richard, from his youth, was brought up in the pro- 

Richard, feffion of a foldier, his fir ft fetting out being in this king- 
Vifcount dom under his uncle the Lord Deputy, where he behaved 
Powerf- we jj a gr a i n fl- the Irifh rebels ; and afterwards by his merit 
advanced himfelf to the degree of a Captain in r landers, 
whence being lent into France and Portugal, he was made 
Lieutenant-Colonel to Sir John Norris's regiment ; in 
which (rations having performed many fervices, he return- 
ed to Ireland, where, in 1595, he was wounded in the el- 
bo Vf 

1 Pedigree. * Idem. 3 Idem. 


bow by a mufquet-ihot, in an expedition againft Tyrone, 
and was fo indefatigable in fuppreiling the infurre&ions 
and incurfions of the Irifn, that in'recompence thereof, he 
was knighted in Chrift-church 9 November the fame year, 
by the L. D. Ruffe!.- After this he was made a Colonel in 
the expedition to Cales, where his braverv was very con- 
fpicuous, and when that fervice was ended, returning to 
Ireland, he expofed himfelf to many dangers, under the 
faid Sir JohnNorris, prefident of Munlicr, received many 
wounds, and acquired great honour ; fo that the Queen 
thinking fuch fervice and merit worthy a reward, and the 
office of Marefchal of Ireland having been a good time 
void by the death of Sir Richard Bingham, ihe appointed 
him to that office 29 March 1600, with fifty horfemen for 
the execution thereof, a company of foot, and admitted 

him into her privy council. The next vear he was fent 

by the L. D. into Leix, to profecute Tyrrell, and his ad- 
herents r , and was afterwards difpatched from Kilkenny, 
to draw forces out of the pale, to affift at the liege cf King- 
fale, as Sir John Berkeley, Serjeant. Major, had done from 
the frontiers of Leinfter and Conaught 2 ; with which ar- 
riving at Cork 9 October 1601 ~% they were fent the next 
day with fome horfe and foot, to view and chufe a fit ground 
near Kingfale, where the army might fit down to befiege 
that place, then in the hands of the Spaniards under Al- 
phonfo O Campo 4 . The liege being fuccefsfully carried 
on by the L. D. Mountjoy, Sir Richard, with the Earls of 
Thomond and Clanrickard, 2 January 1601 figned the ar- 
ticles of capitulation, made between the L. D. and Don, 
Juan D'Aquila, Captain, Camp-Mafter-General, and Go- 
vernor of the King of Spain's army, for the quitting of 
Kingfale, and all places held by him in the kingdom 5 . - 
The confequence of which great victory was, the retaining 
Ireland in obedience to the crown of England ; baniming 
the Spaniards ; driving Tyrone back to his lurking places 
in Ulfter ; forcing O Donel to fly into Spain ; difperfing 
the rebels and eilablifhing peace throughout the king- 

(^ Elizabeth deceafing not long after, and K. James 
fucceeding to her throne, his Majefty 20 April 1603 renew- 
ed to Sir Richard the port of Marefchal of the army, and 
Knight-Marefchal of Ireland, calling him alfo into his pri- 

* Moryfon's hift. Ireland. 2 Pacata Hibern. 3 Moryfon. 
4 Pacata Hibern. 5 Cox. 413. &c, * Gambden's Annals. 


vy council -In 1608 Sir Cahir O Doghertie railing new 
commotions in Uliter, and among other outrages, burning 
the new city of Londonderry, Sir Richard Wingfield, and 
Sir Oliver Lambart were fent from Dublin (1 May) with 
a fmall body of men to fupprefs him ; and no fooner did 
they enter the territory of Tyrconnel, than the traitors 
withdrew into their faftneiTes, whom they diligently pur- 
sued and harraiTed; and 14 June taking Sir Neile O Done! 
prifoner in the camp at Raphoe, conveyed him on board 
a King's fhip lying in the harbour; and coming to a bat- 
tle, Sir Richard flew O Doghertie ; took Caftledoe ; and 
difperfed his rebellious followers* '. 

After thefe and many other noble fervices in war, he 
ferved in the parliament of 161 3 for Downpatrick, and 4 
March that year was joined with Thomas Jones, Arch- 
biihop of Dublin and Lord Chancellor, in the government 
of the kingdom, as he was again 4 May 1622, with the 
Lord Chancellor Elye. In 161 5 he was appointed, by his 
Majefty's commiilion of inftrudions of 20 May, one of 
the council to the Earl of Thomond, preiidentof Munfler* 
"who were to fit and advife with him, then and whenever 
they fhould haveoccafion to repair into the province. He 
alfo commanded a troop of horfe and company of foot with 
the pay of 15 millings a day upon the eftablilhment ; and 
his Majefty (as himfelf exprefleth it) taking efpecial notice 
of the mod acceptable fervices, fo valiantly performed by 
him in divers parts of the kingdom, but efpecially at the 
liege of Kingfale, where Q. Elizabeth's army under his 
conduct and command, as Marfhal thereof, did give that 
memorable overthrow to the arch-traitorTyrone, whereup- 
on his hopes being fruftrate, the general peace of that 
kingdom hath fince moft happily enfued ; was pleafed of his 


* This fignal fervice was rewarded 29 June 1609, with a grant 
to him and his heirs of the lands of Powerfcourt, with all the lands, 
tenements and poueffions, lying within the whole province of Fer- 
ctlt$$B, containing five miles in length, and four in breadth, with all 
ttieir appurtenances * the QQunty of Wicklow, at any time reputed 
to belong thereunto , which 25 May 16x1 were erecled into a manor, 

at the crown-rent of 61. Irifh. Alfo 3 December 16 10 he had a 

grant of the caftle and lands of Benburb, &c. in the county of Ty- 
rone, containing 2000 acres, at the rent of 16I. a year from Eafter 
1614, which were created into the manor of Benburb, with many 
privileges : And in the plantation of the county of Wexford, many- 
lands, erected into the manor of Wingfield, were granted o him, 
with 800 acres for a demefue, and a fair on 24 Augutt at Annaghs, 

* Cox II. i4- 


own accord, in confederation thereof, and in regard of his 
other merits, which were many, to confer upon him the ho- 
nour and dignity of Vifcount of Powerfcourt by privy 
feal, bearing date at 1 February, and by pa- 
tent 19 of that month 1618 *. 

On 15 July 1624 he was made one of the commiiuoners 
and keepers of the peace in the provinces of Leinfter and 
Ulfter, during the L. D. Falkland's abfence to overfee the 
late plantations, and fettle the country. On 30 Novem- 
ber 1631 he makes his will, and arnongft other bequefts, 
gives to Francis, fecond foil of his loving coufin Sir 
Edward Wingfield, ioool. to be put forth to intereit, for 
his maintenance, until he came to the full age of 22 years, 
and if he died without iffue, the fame to his brothers, 
Lewis, Anthony, Edward, and Cromwell in like manner, 
remainder to their father, Sir Edward, whom he made ex- 
ecutor, and refiduary legatee, hoping that he would fee all 
things performed according to his intent and true meaning, 


* The Preamble. Cum in omni republica viri virtute militari 
prasftantes pne ceteris honorari et fplendidis titulis ornari femper 
meruerunt, quod non folum tempore belli republics adjumento fed 
tempore pacis ornamento effe folent. Cumque dilectus c iidelis confi- 
liarius noiter RichardusWingfield, Miles, marifchallus exercitus ncf- 
tri' in hoc regno Hibernise digniffimus, ab ineunte aetate inter arma 
ferfatus primum in hoc regno Hibernise adolefcens ac tiro contra re- 
belles animum fortem ac indolem bellicofam oftendit. Deinde in 
Belgis centurio creatus,poftea in Gallia & Portugallia vice colonellus 
Domini Johannis Norreis clariflimi ac fortiffimi ducis, & in expedi- 
tione Gaditana colonellus fa&us, fe gentibus exteris ftrenuum & for- 
midabilem militem demonftravit. Turn deinde in hoc regnum Hi- 
berniae reverfus, fub eodem illultri duce Johanne Norreis regalem 
exercitum tunc imperante femper in his verfatus, continuispericul'i3 
fe objiciebat ; in quibus cum multis vulneribus, magnam gloriam. 
adeptus eft. Deinceps vero per fereniffimam fororem noftram Eli- 
zabethans. Angliae reginam, marifchallus exercitus fui poten- 
tiflimi in hoc regno conltitutus, fub illuftriffimo prorege, Carolo 
Domino, apud Kinfaliam nequiffimi proditoris Comitis de Tvrone 
& aliorum re*bellium copias omnes congregatas penitus fregit & fu- 
dit. Poftea denique, dicta rebellione de Tyrone extindta et univerfa 
pace in hoc regno ftabilita, cum audaciiTimus proditor O Doghertie 
novam civitatem de Derry incendio deftruxiffet, magnofque tunrul- 
tus in Ultonia concitaifet, prefatus marifchallus noiter parva manu 
militum dictum O Doghertie in aperto praelio occidit, cohortefque 
illi adhaerentes fubito diffipavit. Cumque etiam polt multa alia 
prarclara fervitia in bello per ipfum peracta, tempore pacis in admi- 
niftranda republica nobis non defuit, ac pollremo locum JufticU 
arii feu fummi gubernatoris dicli regni noftri Hiberniae una cum re- 
verendiffimo Archiepifcopo Dublinienfi in abfentia Arthuri Domini 
Chichefter deputati nollri dicti regni noftri digniffimi fupplevit, Scia- 
tis quod &c. (Rot. pat. a. 16 . 4. p. D.) 


as his truft was in him. His Lordfiiip married Eliza- 
beth, daughter and heir to Robert Meverell of Throw- 
Icy in the county of Stafford, Efq. (widow of Edward, 
Lord Cromwell of Okeham *, who died 24 September 1607, 
and was buried in.Downe church abbey; whofe fon Tho- 
mas, Lord Cromwell, was father of Wingfield, and Vere- 
Eflex, Earls of Ardglafs) dying without ifiue 9 September 
1634, the title became extinct ; and the eilate devolved to 
his faid couhn and next heir male Sir Edward Wingfield, 
fon of Richard, and grandfon of George, the third fon of 
Lewis Wingfield, who fettled in Hampihire, as before ob- 
George. Which George Wingfield, Efq. married as we prefume 
Richard. Ratcliffe, youngeft daughter of Sir Gilbert Gerard, mailer 
of the rolls to CX Elizabeth, and was father of the fatd Rich- 
ard, who accompanied his coufin Sir Richard into Ireland, 
and married Honora, eldeft daughter of Tiege O Brien of 
Smithftown, fecond fon of Murrogh, the firft Baron of 
Inchiquin, by whom he had the aforefaid Sir Edward, and 
feveral daughters, 2 of whom Honora was married to Do- 
g- r nogh Mac-Connor O Brien of Lemeneith, Efq. Sir Ed- 
Edward, ward Wingfield* heir to his coufin Richard, Lord Power- 
fcourt, was bred a foldier from his youth, and became a 
perfon or" great power and command in Ireland. He at- 
tended the Earl of Efiex in his expedition to Ulfter againu: 
the Earl of Tyrone, when the L. D. confenting to hold a 
parley with him, fix principal perfons were appointed their 
attendants on each fide, amongir, whom was Sir Edward 
Wingfield ; and after a ihort parley, commiflioners being 
named to treat of a peace the next day, a truce, from fix 
weeks to fix weeks, was concluded, to begin from that day 
'till the firft of May ; yet fo, as it (hould be free on both 
fides to renew p the war after fourteen days notice. He was 
alio a commander at the fiege of Kingfale, having landed 
in Munfter with 1000 recruits 3, and performed divers 
other fervices to the crown. He lived in Butter-lane, 
Dublin, married Anne, daughter of the afore-mentioned 
Edward, Lord Cromwell 4 , died at Cornew in the county 
of Wicklow 22 April 1638, and was buried at Powerfcourt 
(according to the directions of his will, * dated 16 of that 


* Sir Edward by his will, left to his eldeft fon Richard, and the 
heirs male of his body, all the lands he poiTelied in England, ac- 

* Pedig. an I Rot. A. Car I.', p. f. R. 36. * Idem. Pedig. 
3 Cox. hilt. 451. * Pe k lig . 


month) having iiTue by her, who died 11 July 16-36, and 
was interred the 19, in the church of Stagonel, a daugh- 
ter Chriftian, to whom Richard Lord Powerlcourt deviled 
600 pounds ; and fix Tons, viz. Richard his heir ; Francis 
who died childlefs ; Lewis grandfather to the lateVifcount ; 
Anthony, citizen and woollen-draper of London, who 
died in 1653 * Edward ; and Cromwell of Kilimurry in 
the county of Wicklow, living in 1676 '. 

Richard Wingfieid of Powerlcourt, Efq. the eldeil fon, Richarl. 
was left a minor, but in 1639 reprefented the borough of 
Boyle in parliament, and 24 November 1641 wasappoint- 

Vol. V. T ed 

cording as the Lord of Powerfcourt left and conveyed them unto 
him ; alfo the Lordfhip of Benbourb in the county of Tyrone, charg- 
ed with the payment of ioool. lent thereon by Mr. Edward Smith - 
certain lands adjoining to the Blackwater, held from the Lord Pri- 
mate ; alfo the cattle^ town and lands of Powerfcourt, in the 
county of Wicklow ; the farm of Balleman, county of Dublin ; the 
manor of Wingfieid, in the county of Wexford , the town and lands 
of Ballecullen the leafe and mortgage of Aghoule, with all other 
his eftate in the town and county of Wicklow , referving all the rents 
of the manors of Benbourb and Powerfcourt for the payment firft of 
his debts and then of his legacies. He bequeathed all his lands in 
the county of Limerick and Clare to his fecond fon Francis, (after 
his own mother's deceafe, the faid Francis to have only 50I. a year 
thereout during her life) and his heirs male. To his fon Lewis 
ioool. ; to his fons Anthony, Edward, and Cromwell 800I. a piece. 
To his mother, as a teftimonial of f.lial duty of affection, a 
diamond-ring.fuch as his executors fhoiild think fit, in value not to be 
under 20I. , to every of his lifters a ring/worth 5I. each. To his foil 
Richard his houfe in Butter-Lane, with the furniture, utenfils and 
appurtenances, alfo his plate, jewels, utenfils and houfholi ihiff, as 
well in England as in Ireland. To his honourable kinfwoman the 
lady Efmond, whom he had ever found very careful of him, efpeci- 
ally in that his ficknefs, iol. to be bellowed on a ring by his execu- 
tors, or if fhe liked better, to take a ring round fet with diamonds 
that was then at Powerfcourt in one of his boxes. Left divers other 
legacies to his friends and fervants ; and to his dear and well belov- 
ed friendslidward Blunt of Bolton and Erafmus Burrowesof Qrange- 
mellon, both in the county of Kildare, 20I. apiece, and ordained 
them executors. Left as a token of his love and affeftron, to hia 
brother the Lord Cromwell, 20I. to buy a Sword , to Lady Crom- 
well iol. to buy a Ring , to each of Lord Cromwell's fons 5I. to buy 
them f words ; to each of his lordfhip's daughters 5I. to buy them 
rings ; to his noble friend Sir George Wentworth, as a token of his 
love and affection, his young black ftone Horfe. (Prerog. office.) 

* By his will dated at London 16 March 1653, proved 16 May fol- 
lowing, he directed his body to be buried at Powerfcourt if it might 
be done with conveniency, and left his eftate both lands and chat- 
tels to his brother Lewis and Cromwell, to be equally divided, be- 
t~\ ee:i them . ( Lodge. ) 

1 Oiancery Pleadirg,- 



ed a captain to afiift in fuppreftng the rebellion, having a 
warrant, dated 14 of that month, to raife 60 men in the 
county of Wicklow, and another, to receive from the {lores 
38 mufquets, and 20 pikes. By this rebellion he was a 
great fufferer, having his houfe of Fowerfcourt burnt, his 
goods and flock deftroyed, and his life loft in the fervice 
of the crown.- On 7 May or March 1640 he married Eli- 
zabeth, eldeft daughter of Sir Henry Folliott , created 
Lord 1 oiliott, Baron of Ball^fhannon 22 January 1619, 
and who died 10 Nov. 1622, (by his wife Anne,- daugh- 
ter of Sir William Stroud of Stoake under Hambden in 
Somerfetlhire) and lifter of Thomas Lord Folliott, and 
dying in 1644 or 1645, had iffue by her, (who re-married 
iirft on Sunday 12 April 1646 with Edward Trevor, Efq. 
ijrother to Marcus, Vifcount Dungannon, and afterwards 
with Colonel Sir John Ponfonby of Befborou^h) Folliott his 
only Son, and a daughter Anne, baptized 5 February 1641* 
who died unmarried. 
Folliott, Folliott Wingfield, Efq, was baptized in St. Michan's 
Vifcount parifti 3 November 1642, and being left very young, was 
put under the guardianihip of Sir John Ponfonby, and of 
his mother by order of the high court of chancery in En- 
gland, dated 4 March 16-53, with all his lands and the 
management of his eitate 2 'till granted in ward to Roger, 
Earl of Orrery, by privy feal, dated at Whitehall 29 Sep- 
tember, and by patent 3 26 February 1660, and the next 
year, though under age, was returned to parliament both 
for the county of Wicklow, and the borough of Tallagh, 
And K. Charles II. not only taking into his princely 
confederation the fignal fervices done and performed to his 
royal progenitors and predeceflbrs by Sir Richard Wing- 
fiield, Lord Vifcount Powerfcourt, in France, the Nether- 
lands, Spain,Portugal,and Ireland, by the overthrow of the 
Spaniards, and the rebel Tirone at Kingfale, and in all o- 
ther places where (^ Elizabeth had wars, and afterwards 
to K. James I. in the killing and defeating the rebel O 
Doharty, and conftantly perfevering in his faid fervices of 
war, and in the civil government as a Lord Juftice, and 
always a privy counfellor of the kingdom of Ireland from 
his youth, 'tiil he died full of age, honour and merit ; but 
alio conceiving great hopes of Folliott Wingfield, Efq. his 
coufin, and heir to his eftates in England and Ireland;, 
She ion and heir of Richard Wingfield Efq. deceafed in 


1 Pedig. * Decree in Chancery 20. February 1655, 

3 Rot. 13 Car. II. 2. p. f. 


the fervice of K. Charles I. fon and heir of Sir Edward 
Wingfield Knt. deceafed, whom the faid Sir Edward 
Wingfield Knight-martial, being his near kinfman in 
blood, and of his firname and family, conftituted heir 
to fucceed him in his eftates in England and Ireland, 
which eitates the faid Folliott Wingfield did enjoy accord- 
ingly, by the fettlement made by the faid Knight-martial 
in his life time* was pleafed, in order to continue the 
memory of his ib deferving anceftors, and to encourage 
him to imitate their noble fervices, to renew the honour 
to him and his heirs male by privy feal, dated at Oxford 
11 January, 1664, and by patent 22 February 1665* 
On 2 May 167 1 he was made Cuji. Rot~ l of the county 

T 2 of 

* The Preamble. Cum nos regia mente commemorantes eminen- 
tia & acceptabilia fervitia regalibus progenitoribus & predeceffori- 
bus noftris, impenfaper Richardum Wingfield militem, nuper Do- 
mi num. Vicecomitem de Powerfcourt, marifchallum regni noftri 
Miberniae, in Francia, Belgia, Hifpania, Portugalia, &z in dido reg- 
no noftro Hiberniae, tam in fubverfione Hifpanorum archirebellis 
Tyrone apud Kingfale, quam in omnibus aliis locis, in quibus nu- 
per praechariffima foror noftra Regina Elizabetha, feliciifima? me- 
moriae, debellata fuit, ac etiam poftea perfoluta ad nuper praecha- 
riflimum Avum noftrum Regem Jacobum, inciitas memoriae, in 
vincendo & occidendo rebellem O Dohertye ; etiamque confideran- 
tes cum quam indefeffo labore in iifdem ferviciis, tam in bello quam. 
in civili gubernatione perftetit, (viz.) bis jufticiarius didti regni nof- 
tri Hiberniae, <k continue a juventute fua ufque diem fuUrn extremum. 
gravidus aetate necnon meritis <?c honore coronoratus. Cumque etiam. 
concepimus fpem magnam de praedile&o & fideli noftro Folliot Wing- 
field de Powerfcourt in comitatu Wicklowe in dido regno noftro 
Hiberniae, armigero, confanguineo & herede di6ti nuper Domini 
Vicecomitis, filio &: herede Richardi Wingfield armigeri, nuper de- 
funcli in fefvitio patris noftri glorioffimae memoriae, qui fuit films, &: 
haeres Edwardi Wingfield, militis, quern diclus Richardus Wing- 
field marifcallus fibi, ut proximum confanguineum & familiae et 
cognationis exiftentem hasredem fui fuccelfione in omnibus fuis terris 
tenementis & hereditamentis, tam in regno Angliae quam Hibernia; 
eonltituit ; quae quidem terrae, tenementa & hereditamenta praedic- 
tus Folliot Wingfield, virtute cujufdam ftabilimenti facti per didtum, 
militem marifcallum in vita fua, modo gaudfet &: tenet. Cumque 
etiam diclus Richardus W r ingfield miles marifcallus k nuper DornU 
nusViceconies de Powerfcourt praediclus ab hac vita difcefierit abi- 
que haerede mafculo de corpore fuo procreato, 8c fuperinde titulus 
& honor Domini Vicecomitis de Powerfcourt modo extinelus eft ; 
Sciatis igitur quod nos regio affeclu commemorantes defudata opera 
dicYi praenobilis Vicecomitis Richardi Wingfield & ipfius memoriarn 
futuris temporibus commendare intendentcs, ac etiam ut pr.rdictus 
Folliot Wingfield tot aut talia memoranda fervitia imitari incitare- 
tur, De gratia noftra fpeciali, &c. (Rot. pat. Can; Anno. :B 3 
Car. II. i a p. D. R. 31.) 

' Rot, ajC^r. IT, 1. p. f 


of Wicklow ; and by his Iaffc will bequeathed to the poor 
of St. Bride's parifh, Dublin, 2ol. for the rebuilding of 
which church in 1683, he had given 20I. the like fum to 
the poor of Powerfcourt, and ioool. out of the refidue of 
his perfonal eftate, for the founding and erecting a charity 
Ychool in the parifh of Powerfcourt, to teach poor boys to 
read and write Englifh, and inftruct them in the church 
catechif v. gratis, untii fit to be put to trades, as William, 
then Archbiihop of Dublin and his fucceflbrs, for the time 
being, and his executor Edward Wingfield Efq. mould 
advife He married the lady Elizabeth Boyle, eldetl daugh- 
ter of the laid Earl of Orrery, but by her, who died 17 
October 1709, and was buried the 20 in the Earl of Cork's 
tomb in St. Patrick's church, where his Lordffrip was alfo 
interred 17 February 1717, having no iffue, the title 
again became extinci, jind the eflate defcended to his firfi! 
coufin Edward, ion of his uncle Lewis. 
Lewis, Which Lewis Wingfield, Efq. had 400!. left him by the 
will of Richard, Lord Powerfcourt, and iocol. by that cf 
his father ; he married Sidney r , fixth daughter of Sir 
Paul Gore of Manor-Gore in the county of Donegal!, 
Bart, by whom he had Edward his heir; Thomas 
who died without furviving iffue, and Richard, who by 
Anne his wife, had a fon Richard, baptized 14 March 
Edward, 1707, -Edward Wingfield, Efq. Counfellor at law,- fuc- 
ceeded to the eflate of Powerfcourt, and married firft Elea- 
nor, fecond daughter of Sir Arthur Gore of Newtown- 
Gore in the county of Mayo ; fecondly, the daughter of 
Dofbor William Lloyd, Bifhop of Killala ; and dying at 
his houfe in William-Street 7 January 1728, was buried 
at Powerfcourt with his lad wife, who died the 12 of the 
fame month and year ; having ifTue, by his firft wife, an 
only fon Richard, created Vifcount Powerfcourt, and two 

(1) Ifabella, married in April 1722 to Sir Henry King of 

Rockingham in the count v of Rofcomon, Bart, and was 
mother of Edward Earl of Kingfton. 

* 2 \ Sidney, married 17 April 1723 to Acheibn Moore of 

Ravilla or Aghnecloy in the county of Tyrone, Efq. mem- 
ber of parliament for Bangor, and died ioDecember 1727, 
having an only fon James, baptized 6 Auguft 1726; and 
three daughters, Eleanor; Mary, married 26 June 1753 
to Roger Palmer of Palmerflown in the county Mayo, Efq. ; 

1 Prerog, Off. and Pejlig- 


and Sidney, born the day of her mother's death, who was 
married 25 April 1751 to Hodgfon Gage of Macgillegan in 
the county of Derry, Efq. 

Richard Wingfield of Powerfcourt, Efq. the only fon Richard, 
was baptized in St. Michan's Parifli 19 Augufl: 1697, ferv- 1 
ed in parliament for the borough of Boyle, until his majefty Vifcount. 
was pleafed to advance him to the honours of baron Wing- 
field of Wingfield, and Vifcount Powerfcourt of Power f- 
court by privy feal, dated at St. James's 26 January, and 
by patent * 4 February J743, and in April 1746 he waal 

T 3 called 

.* The Preamble. As honours and dignities are the proper and 
.^uft reward to perfons, who have eminently merited from their King 
?viid country, and as a continuance of thofe honours in their name 
and family is an incitement to their pofterity to perfevere in the 
practice or thofe virtues, that ennobled their ancestors. And whereas 
we bear in our royal mind a remembrance of the great and faithful 
fervices, performed for our royal predeceifors by Richard \\ ingfieid, 
Knt., late Lord Vifcount of Powerfcourt, who being by our late roy- 
al predeceffor Elizabeth, Queen of England, appointed Marefchal of 
her army, in this kingdom, under the then Lord Mountjoy, did de- 
feat anddifpeife at Kingfale the troops of the Earl Tyrone, and the 
other rebels affociated with him. And when, after the fupprefTion 
e-f the rebellion of the aforefaid Earl of Tyrone, and the eitabiifh- 
ment of a general peace through this Kingdom, the notorious rebel 
Q Pqgberty Jbad burn'd the then new citv of Derry, and raifed great 
aifturbances La the province of Uliler, he, the above-mentioned 
'Marefchal,, with a fmall number of forces, conquered and flew the 
Said O Dogherty in open battle, and difperied all his adherents , and 
after theie fervices in time cf war, the faid Marefchal being twice 
appointed cne*of the L. J. and chief governors of our kingdom of 
Ireland; was 119 lefs eminent for his ability and fervices in the ad- 
miniitration of the public government in times <of peace. And, as 
upon the death of the faid Richard Wingfield, late Marefchal and 
Lord Vifcount ojf if o we rf court without ifiue male (whereby the faid 
Iionour and title of Powerfcourt was extinct) our late royal predecelfor 
King Charles }.l. bearing in his royal remembrance the above-men- 
tioned fervices of the faid Marefchal and Vifcount of Powerfcourt, 
and being desirous to tranfmit the memory of the fame to pofterity, 
was pleafed tG create Foliiott Wingfieid, late of Powerfcourt in the 
county of Wicklow, Efq., coufm and heir of the faid Marefchal, a 
peer of this kingdom, by the name of Foliiott Wingfield, Lord Vif- 
count of Powerfcourt ; and as trie faid Foliiott, Lord Vifcount of 
Powerfcourt is deceafed without iflue male, whereby the faid title 
and honour of Lord Vifcount of Powerfcourt is again become extinct; 
and as we have the fame defire with our royal predecelfor?, to pre- 
ferve the remembrance of good and faithful fervices done to them 
and ourfelves ; and as we are fatisfied in our princely judgment, 
ti).tt Richard Wingfield of Powerfcourt, Efq., coufm and heir to the 
faid Richard Wingfield, Vifcount of Powerfcourt, Marefchal of ire- 
landj and to the laid Foliiott Wingfield; Lord Vifcount of Power- 
fcourt, is a perfon, who, befides his noble defcent, and his polfefs- 
ing tue r of his faid anceftc hath, by his own abilities and 



called into the privy council. 30 Augufl 1721 be married 
to his firit wife Anne, daughter of Chriftopher Ufher of 
Uiher's-Quay in Dublin, Efq. by whom he had no ifTue ; 
andfecondly, 13 April 1727, purfuant to articles dated i! 
pf that month Dorothy-Beresford, daughter of Hercules 
Rowley of ummer-Hill in the county of Meath, Efq- 
member of parliament for the county of Londonderry, who 
died 19 September 1742 2 and his Lordffiip departing this 
life, at Chelfea in Middlefex, 21 October 1751, was bu- 
ried 17 November following at Powerfcourt ; leaving iflue 
by her who died in London in July 1785 3 two fons and 
two daughters viz. 

0) vl*^ Snd i fucccffivc Vifcounts. 

> 2 \ Richard, j 

\A Daughter Frances, born 2 June 1728, to whom her fa- 

ther bequeathed 5000I. and was married purfuant to inden- 
ture, 26 November 1747* to John Gore, Efq. created 
Lord Annally, but by him who died in 1783 wfien that 
title expired, {he had no iflue, 
(2) Ifabella to whom her father alfo bequeathed 5000I. ; 

7 March 177 me married Sir Charles Style of Watering- 
bury in the county of Kent, Bart, and by him who died i 
April 1774, has iflfue a fon Sir Charles, fucceflbr to his fa- 
ther, and a daughter Dorothy 4. 
Edward, Edward the fecond Vifcount Powerfcourt was born 23 
s October 1729 ; after a learned education at home, he vi- 
Vifcount. tec | t h e cour ts of many foreign princes j and on his return 
was chofen to parliament for Stockbridge in the county of 
Hants; he fat firil in the houfe of peers, 15 February 
1762 5 , and dying unman jed in London 6 May 1764, 
was fucceeded by his only brother 
Richard, Richard the third Vifcount, who was baptized 24 De- 
3 cember 1730, received 6000I. by the bequeft of his father, 
yifcount. and fat firft in the Houfe of Peers on the deceafe of his 

brother, 22 October 1764 6 .' In September 1760, 

he married Lady Emilia Stratford daughter of John 


fervices in Parliament, Tendered him f elf to be no lefs regarded by 
his country, than his conitant and hearty Attachment and fidelity to 
ourfelves and our government have made him acceptable to us, and 
worthy to fuftain the honours, enjoyed by his illultrious anceflors. 
Know ye therefore, &c. (Rot. Anno. 17. Geo. 11. 3. p. t.) 

1 Mentioned in his will dated 14 March 1747, and proved 5 
February 1752, in court of Prerogative. 2 Collect. 3 Idem 
* Lodge, and Collect, * Lords Jour, IY, 237, * Idem, 34a. 

FLOWER, Viscount ASHBROOK. 279 

Earl of Aldborough, and deceafing 8 Auguft 1788, aged 
58 was buried at Powerfcourt, having had iffue three fons 
and three daughters, viz. Richard, his heir ; John; Ed- 
ward, who died in April 1767 ; Martha; Emilia; and 

Richard the fourth and prefent Vifcount Powerfcourt, Richard, 
was born 29 October 1762 l ; and 20 February 1789 he 4 
had his introdu&ion to the Houfe of Peers. Vifcount. 

Titles.] Richard Wingfield, Vifcount Powerfcourt of 
Powerfcourt, and Baron Wingfidd of Wingfield. 

Creation.] B. Wingfield of Wingfield in the coun- 
ty of Wexford, and V. Powerfcourt of Powerfcourt in the 
county of Wicklow, 4 February 1743, 17 Geo. II. 

Arms.] Pearl, on a bend, ruby, cottifed, diamond, 
three pair of wings conjoined/ of the field. 

Crest.] On a wreath, an eagle riling with wings ex- 
panded, pearl, beholding the fun in its fplendor. 

Supporters.] Two pegafuiTes, pearl, with expanded 
ivings, manes, and hoofs, topaz. 

Motto.] Fidelite Est De Dieu. 

Seats.] Powerfcourt in the county of Wicklow, ic 
miles from Dublin, and Powerfcourt-Houfe, in William- 
Street., Dublin. 

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HE family of Flore pr Flower, an ancient and emi- 34 
ent name in the county of Rutland, had a feat in the 
own of Oakham on a fair eftate of freehold, namely, ten 
meffuages, 100 acres of land, ten of meadow, with the 
appurtenances, held of the Lord of the manor by Fealty 
only ; which eftate, or the greateit. part of ir, was fold in 
Q. Elizabeth's reign by William Flower, a cadet of the fa- 
' Ulftw, 

2$o FLOWER, Viscount -ASHBRGOK. 

mily, to Hugh Booth, Re&or of Cuffin^tbn in Leiceflci- 
fliire . 
"William. William Flore of Oakham, Efq. was Sheriff of the 
county of Rutland 10 of Richard II. 2 -and its reprefenta- 
tive in parliament the 6 and 8 of that King ; with his wife 
Elena, he lies huried in the body of Oakham-church, un- 
der a {lone with this circumfcription ; 

*J< Hicjacent Williclmus Flore et Elena, 
Uxor ejus, qui quidem Williclmus obiit 

Primo Septuagefimo nono, quor' 

Animabus propitietur Deus. Amen 3 . 

Roger. Roger Flower his fon and fucceffor, was Knight of the 
fhire for the faid county 20 Rich. II- ; 1 and 4 Hen. IV. 
and 2 Hen. V. being in 4, 5 and 7 years of the lad 
reign, and 1 Hen. VI. Speaker of the Koufe of Com- 
mons. He was a perfon of great note in the faid town 
and county ; and the charities, devifed by his will, are a. 
lignal monument of his piety. He died in, or about the 
year 1424, appointing by his will, that he fhould be buried 
in the church of All-Saints in Oakham, and his heft ani- 
mal to be given to the Vicar for a mortuary, to whom alio 
he gave ten (hillings for tythes forgotten ; to the Chaplain 
of Oakham he bequeathed 2 (hillings, and to every other 
Chaplain inhabiting the fame town one (hilling ; to the 
guilds of the Holy Trinity, the bleiled Virgin, and St. 
Michael of Oakham 40 (hillings ; and to every order of 
Friars at Stamford, the Carthufians at Covenay, the Ab- 
bey cf Weftminfter, and the priory of Laund, 6 marcs to 
prav for the fouls of Catharine his late wife, William his 
father, Ellen his mother, Edmond Duke of York, &c, 
and to certain Chaplains to celebrate for his own foul, the 
foul of K. Henry V. and thofe above-named, 40I. ; to the 
poor, and the performing of his exequies 50 marcs ; to tbe 
alms-houfe of Oakham, towards repairing of the Chapel, 
and ornaments of the altar, 50 (hillings, and to every poof 
man of the home four-pence ; to the mending of the high- 
ways* bridges and caufeways, at Oakham, the like Turn of 
50 (hillings ; and to 20 poor people there, each a gown of 
Coventry-ffize, and a new fhirt. Being the lefTce or far- 
mer of the parfonage tythes at Oakham, under the Abbot 


J WHght'sH'uriand 97- 2 Idem, 135, 3 Idem. 98, 

FLOWER, Viscount ASHBROOK. aft 

and convent of Weftminfter, he gave to every Monk of 
. it abbey, being a prieit, one (hilling, and no prieil, 8 
pence ; to the great guild at Coventry, 40 (hillings ; to 
the priory of Brooke, 13s. 4d. ; to the Nuns of Langley 
and Huntingdon, and the priory of Newftcad near Stam- 
ford, each the like fum 5 to the matter of the chantry at 
Manton (one of his executors) his own pair of heads, with 
ten Aves of fiiver, and a Pater nofter gilt ; praying him to 
he mindful of him, when he faid over our Lady's Plalter 
on them. He alio chiefly built the fpire of the fteeple of 
Oakham; and to his fecond wife, whoiurvived him, he 
cave the manors of Steneby and Braceby in Lincolnihire, 
if (he took upon her the mantle and ring, and vowed chai- 
tit v. His firll wife was Catharine, daughter and heir to 
William Dalby of iixton in the county of Rutland, LTq. t 
by whom he had five fons and one daughter, who mar" 
ried Sir Henry Pleiiington of Burley in the faid count) r , 
and (he lies buried in Oakham church near the north door., 
where was engraven on a plain ifone 

Filia Rogeri Flore, quondam 

Uxor Henrici Plefiington. 

Thomas Flore of Oakham, the eldeil fon, in 1450 was Thoma^ 
fhenff of the county ot Rutland, and three years after 2 
returned by the Ring's cornmifhoners appointed 10 take ac- 
count of all the gentry of England, one of the gentlemen . 
of that county, of which he was again (heriff in 1441,. 
1450, 1456, 1465, and 1470. He married Agnes, daugh- 
ter and heir to Richard Saltby of the county of Lincoln, 
F.fq. 3 and dying 6 December 1473, was buried in the 

urch of Oakham, near the north building, under a 
ftone adorned with brafs plates and fculpture, thus in- 

ibed ; 

Hie iacent Thomas Flore quondam de 
Okeham Armiger, qui quidem Thomas 
Obiit die Lun^e prima poif Feftnm SancYi 
Nicholai Epifcopi, An. Dom. Mil. CCCC.LXXIIL 

Cujus Anime propicietur Deus. Amen. 


I Wright's Rutland, 136. 2 Filler's Worthies of Rut. 

3 Wright, p. 156 

2 82 FLOWER, Viscount ASHBROOK. 

Roger. Roger, his Ton and heir, fucceeded at Oakham, and by 
Jane, daughter and coheir to Sir John Fraunces of Bur- 
c- ley z , was father of Sir Richard Flower, who removed to 
Richard. Whitwell in the fame county of Rutland* where he had a 
good feat and eftafe of freehold, viz. two meffuages, 40 
acres of land, 20 of meadow, and a water-mill 2 , which 
he held of the prior of St. John of Jerufalem in England, 
as of his manor of Whitwell, by the rent of feven {hillings 
and fuit of court there. In 1501 (17 Hen. VII.) he was 
a Knight, and iheriffof the county of Berks 3, which of- 
fice in 1507 he ferved for Rutlandfliire ; and dying 16 
September 1523 4 (i5 Hen. VIII.) an orifice was taken at 
Ketton 7 November following, before John Molefworth, 
efcheator, whereby it was found, that he died feized (among 
other things) of the manor of Little-Hambleton, with lands 
there and in Great-Hambleton, a fair eftate in Oakham, 
the rnedietyof one meffuage, 15 acres of land and 5 acres 
of meadow in Langham ; 100 acres of wood in Burley, 
alfo a mefTuage, 10 acres of land, and 10 of meadow in 
Exton 5 . - His firft wife was Elizabeth, daughter and co- 
heir to Sir John Teflington of Stamford, Knt. by whom 
he had Roger, his fucceffor at Whitwell, who by the faid 
inquifition was found to be then 30 years old and up- 
wards, and by Dorothy, daughter of Reginald Conyers 
of Wakerly in the county of Northampton, Efq. (who 
remarried with Andrew Noel of Dalby in Leicefterlhire, 
and of Brooke in Rutlandfhire, anceftor by her to Sir Ver- 
ney Noel of Kirby-Mallory, created a Baronet 6 July 1660) 
had Richard Flower of Whitwell, Efq. who married Alice, 
daughter of Sir John Harrington of Exton, and had John 
)bis heir, fheriff of the county of Rutland for the years 
1565, 1569, and 1577, who marrying Mary, (or Marge- 
ry) only daughter of Anthony Colley of Glaifton in the 
faid county, by his firft wife Catharine, daughter of Sir 
William Skeffington 6f Skeffington, had John Flower, Efq- 
(anceftor by Jane, daughter of Ralph Sheldon of the county 
of Worcefter, Efq- to the family fome time after refiding 
at Whitwell) and three daughters, Anne, married to Ro- 
bert Kay ofWoodfome in Yorkihire, Efq. Alice, to Charles 
Segrave ; and Mary 6 . 

Sir Richard Flower by his fecond wife Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of William Brookefby of the county of Leiceirer, had 
George, many children; of whom George, the fixth fon, married 


1 Wright, p. 136. 2 Idem. * Fuller? Worthies. * Wright. 13^- 

5 Idem. 1570 6 Idem, 135. 

FLOWER, Viscount ASHBROOK. 283 

Margaret daughter of John Salisbury, Efq. and was father 
of Francis Flower, fome time an attendant on Sir Chrifto- 
pher Hatton, Lord Chancellor of England, whofe fon 
George in Q, Elizabeth's reign embracing a military life, Sir 
was a very active and brave officer againft the rebels in Q eor g?v 
Ireland, commanding a company of 1.0.0 foot in the old 
army. His conduct and courage were fo well approved, 
that in April 1600 he was fent into Carbery in the county 
of Cork, with 1200 foot and 100 horfe, to opp.ofe Florence 
Mac-Carthy and others in rebellion, when he deftroyed 
the country as far as Rofs ; and in his return falling into 
an ambulh, laid for him by the faid Florence, with 20CO 
men at Awnebuy, between Kingfale and Cork, he extri- 
cated hitnfelf with great refolution and bravery, killing 
Carbry O Connor and 100 rebels, and wounding as many 
more, without the lofs of any perlon of note, having two 
horfes killed under him. 

After this he was made Serjeant-Major of her Majefty's 
army, and in that ftation fent by the prehdent of Munftcr 
in 1 601, to amft Sir John Berkeley, Governor of Co- 
naught, with icco foot, to prevent the pafTage of the Irifh 
over the Shannon: On 29 March he arrived at Quin in 
Thomond, where having intelligence that they were at no 
great diitance, he drew towards them, and by a fmart en- 
gagement put them entirely to the rout. On 21 April he 
returned to Limerick, and thence 28 September went to 
view the enemy's fituation and numbers near Kingfale, 
whofallied out upon him, but met with fo warm a recepti- 
on, as obliged them to retire ; and about the fame time 
having taken Mac-Donogh-Durrow, brother to the gover- 
nor of Cloghan-caftle near Baltimore, he fummoned the 
place, and fent the governor word, he would hang his bro- 
ther, if he did not inflantly furrender ; but a prieit, lately 
arrived from Rome, being in the caftle, whom he would 
not give up, he fuffered his brother to be executed ; yet, 
having found means to procure the prieft's efcape, he fued 
for protect ion four days after, and furrendered the caftle. 1 
And the Irifh being routed 24 December, he and Captain 
Hervey were fent to receive the caftles of Downbuy, Caftle- 
Jiaven, and Baltimore from the Spaniards, purfuant to the 
articles of capitulation ; after which he was knighted, and 
J Auguft. 1627 was appointed Governor and Conftable of 
the fort, newly erected in Waterford, being alio in 13 of 
that month joined in commimon with Sir Richard Aid- 
worth and Sir Francis Slingfby, to execute jointly and fe- 


234 FLOWER, Viscount ASHBROOK. 

parately martial law, upon all offenders among the old 
fleet foldiers and the new levies within the province of 
Munfter, according to the late orders of war, eflablifhed 
for the good conduct of his Majefty's fervice in Ireland. 
-Soon after this he died, and was fucceeded by his fon 
S; r Sir William Flower, who, during the rebellion of 1641, 

William, was an officer in the army under Michael Jones, Governor 
of Dublin ; by whom and the parliament commiffioners 
he was feized 22 July 1648, with other officers, on fufpi- 
cion of their afFecfion to the Marquefs of Ormond, their 
former General, then upon his return into the kingdom, 
and fent prifoners to England: But he lived to fee the re- 
iloration of the King, to whofe firft parliament in 1661 he 
was returned member for Jriihtown ; was made Captain of 
a foot company, and afterwards Lieutenant-Colonel to his 
MajehVs regiment of guards in Ireland ; was fworn of his 
privy council; appointed 22 May 1662 one of the truftees 
for fatisfying the arrears of the commiffioned officers, who 
ierved the King in Ireland before 5 June 1649; and his 
Mfljefty 5 June 1663 demifed to him, jointly with Tho- 
mas Piggoft, Efq. one of his Majefty's privy council, all 
he eflate of Charles Dunn (fon and heir to Barnaby Dunn, 
Efq.) of Bally brittas in the Queen's county, forfeited for 
rebellion, to hold for 31 years, at the rent of 20I. a year, 
during the life of Sybilla Dunn, otherwife Piggott, relief 
of the faid Barnaby, and 30I. a year after her deceafe. 
He had alfo three grants of lands under the aSs of fettle- 
in e n t ; was appointed 19 July 1669, with John Povey, 
Efq. Sir Amos Meredyth, Bart. Sir William Usfhcr, Knt. 
and Alderman Peter Wy brants, commiffioners of Appeals, 
concerning the duties of excife and new imports, with the 
yearly fee of 120I. each; and 26 October 1675 again 
made a truflee for the (49) officers, according to the intents 
and purpofes of the King's declaration of 30 November 
1660, for the fettlement of the kingdom. ( 

He married Frances, daughter of Walter Weldon of; 
St. John's Bower in the county of Kildare,' Efq. widow of 
William, fon of Sir Arthur Savage of Rheban, Knt. and 
by her who died 26 December 1673, and was buried the 
28 at Finglas, had three fons and one daughter; Tho'niasj 
his heir; L. Colonel Kenry Flower, whole fcrvices were 
rewarded with a grant of lands under the achof fettlement, 
who in 1654 married Anne Hawtrey, but died without ir- 
fue 6 September 1678; Captain William JjoWefj and 

A' ice $ 

FLOWER, Viscount ASHBROQK. 285 

Ahcci married to Richard Jones, Efq. And by his fecond 
Wife, Sir William had a daughter Anne, married to Ro-> 
b.ert Mercer of Dublin, merchant. 

Thomas Flower of Durrow in the county of Kilkenny, Thon 
Efq. the eideft ion, lived alfo at Finglas near Dublin ; was 
attainted 7 May 1689 by K. James's parliament, having 
his eftate fequeftered, and 70oI.perfonaI fortune taken from 
him, to which he was reftored by K. William, whofe army 
he iupplied from his granaries with above a thouiand bar- 
rels of wheat. On 17 January 1683 he married firil 

Mary., fourth daughter of Sir John Temple, Attorney-Ge- 
neral ot Ireland, lifter of Henry, Vifcount Palmerfton, by 
her he had one fen William, created Lord Caftle-Durrow, 
and a daughter Mary, who died unmarried. By his fe- 
cond wife the daughter of Mr- Jeffreys of the county of 
Brecknock in Wales, he had a fon Jeffreys, and a daughter 
Catharine, baptized 9 December 1694, who died young. 

On 4. May 1700 he makes his will (the probate bears 
date 4 July following *) and thereby bequeaths his body to 
be buried at Finglas, in a vault to be made by his execu- 
tors, and leaves 150I. to erecl: a tomb, which he was obliged 
to do by his uncle's wjll ; all his real eftate in Ireland, he 
gave to his eideft fon William, to his fecond fon Jeffreys, 
and to his own brother Captain William Flower, and the 
heirs of their bodies fucceffively ; remainder to his right 
heirs for ever. And whereas, upon a fettlement made by 
his wife, he had power to charge his eftate in Brecknock- 
fhire with 2000I. at his death, he left the faid 'eftate, which 
he had difcharged from feveral incumbrances, to his fecond 
fon Jeffreys, remainder to his eideft fon William, remain- 
der to his brother William, and their refpeHve heirs fuc- 
ceffively, remainder to liis right heirs ; bequeathed to his 
eideft ion all his chatties real and perfonal in Ireland, and 
to his fecond fon all his perfonal eftate in Brecknockfnire, 
to his brother William, the annuity of 50I. a year for life, 
out of the Irifti eftate, and all his right to what was due to 
him from the King for 1000 and odd barrels of wheat; to 
his aunt Stephens of Chepftow 15I. ; to his aunt Elizabeth 
Pitt 15I. ; to his fifter Mrs. Elizabeth Jeffreys iol. ; and to 
Francis Oakwell 61. yearly, during their lives. To his good 
friend Nicholas Plunkett, Efq. his gold clock-watch and 
20I. to buy a ring ; to his good friend Mr. James Spooner his 
grey gelding and 20I. to buy mourning ; to his good friend 


1 Reg. Diocefs Offory, 

285 FLOWER, Viscount ASHBROOK. 

John, Bifhop of Offory 2ol. to buy a ring and his beff 
gelding or mare ; and lo Mr. John Price of Brecon 2ol 
to buy a ring, appointing him and William Flower his 
brother to be executors of fuch part of his will as related 
to his fon Jeffreys, defiring that he might be continued at 
fchool in Ireland, till fit for the Univerfity, and then to 
be fent to the College of Dublin or Oxtofd, as his over- 
Jeers mould lee lit ; and appointed the faid Biihop, his good 
friend Sir John Temple, and his faid brother William, to 
be overfeers of fuch part of his will as related to his fon 
William. To the pariih of Finglas he gave 30I. with 2oL 
more that his daughter Mary defircd might- be given, to be 
put out at intereir. for them,' on fuch fecurity, as Sir John 
Hel</, Chief Juftice of the Common Pleas, the Rector of 
the Church for the time being, and Mr. James Spooner 
ihouid approve of, or elfe to be lard out on a purchafe, and 
the profits thereof to be paid to fuch poor of the parifh, as 
his heir and the Reclor mould diret. He alio left to the 
parifh-poor of Kancrynath in Brecknocklhire and of Chep- 
flow, 5I. each ; and two acres of land near Chepflow^ 
which he had purchafed from Mr. Richard Morgan, towards 
keeping his great-grandmother's tomb in repair* and the 
overplus to be diflnbuted among the poor of the pariih on 
25 February y early. 
William, William Flower, Efq. who fucceeded at Durrow*, was' 
1 baptized 11 March,- 1685, and in October 1715 chofen to' 
reprefent the county of Kilkenny in parliament, as he was 
in that month 1727 the borough of Portarlington, for which 
he had ferved in the reign of Q^ Anne, and in 1731 was 
fheriff of the county of Kilkenny. -His Majefty thinking 
him, who had fat fo long in the lower houie of parliament, 
worthy a place in the upper houfe, was pleafed by privy 
feal, dated at Hampton-court 4 September, and by patent -f 

27 October 

* On 11 October 1676, for the fum of ioooI. a mortgage from 
the Earl of Arran of 100I. a year-rent, upon the lands of Durrow 
and Bally fpellan in the county of Kilkenny, was made no his father ; 
and his Lordfhip 19 February 1708 had a releafe of the lands of 
Durrow and others from James, Duke of Ormond, to' him and his 
heirs for ever, at the rent of 681. 13s. 4d. with three fat beeves, err 
4U 8s. 6d. per annum in lieu thereof, at the Duke's eleClion, &c. be- 
ing the rents and duties referved when the premifes were granted by 
leafe to his grandfather. And 15 October 1703 he had the grant of 
a Friday market, and three fairs to be held every fecond Thurfday 
in May, Augult, and November, at Durrow. 

'f* The Preamble. Cum fidelis et perquam dile&u's nofter Guliel- 
mus Flower de Caftle- Durrow in Regno noftro Hibernian Armiger 




FLOWER, Viscount AStfBROGK. 

3'/ October 1733, t0 create him Baron of Caftle-Durrow ; 
and 2 November he took his feat in the Houfe of Peers '; 
and was called into his Majcfty's privy council. He mar- 
ried Edith, daughter of Toby Caulfield of Clone in the 
county of Kilkenny, and deccafing 29 April 1746, was pri- 
vately buried in the family vault at Finglas purfuant to his 
will 2 , having had iflfue two fons and two daughters ; Jef- 
frey, baptized 26 September 17 17, died young; Henry; 
the eldeit daughter died young ; and Rebecca the young- 
eft, married 6 July 1741 to James Agar Efq. member 
of parliament for Gowran, and had ifTue 3 , 

Henry, the fecond Lord Caftle-Durrow, in Auguft 1740 Henry. 
was made Cornet of a troop of Horfe, and ibon after a l 
captain. He took his feat in the Houfe of Peers 28 Odo- ' llcount ' 
her 17474, and his Majefty was pleafed to advance him 
further in the Peerage, by creating him Vifcount Alhbrook 
by privy feal, dated at Kenfington 24 Auguft, and by patent * 
50 September 1751, by which title his Lordfhip took his 
feat 8 October following 6 . 

In March 1740 he married Elizabeth"?, daughter of 
Lieutenant-General William Tatton, and his Lordfhip* 
dying at St. Stephen's-Green Dublin 27 June 1-752, was 
buried at Finglas, having iffue by her who died 10 Febru- 
ary 1759, one fori William, and two daughters* 


Avosfuos Guftelmum Flower et Johannem Temple,Milites,aliofque 
Majores, fumma, in Principem fuum Fidelitate, Virtutibus, bono- 
riimque Morum fimilitudineimitatus, in diverlis parliamenti Hiber- 
nici Seffionibus fe probe, incorrupte, et honelta Moderatione geffiffet; 
dumquein privatis Rebus agebat, tamjuftas quamftabilis Amicitiae 
Exempla praebuifiet hjec Veritas et Fides, h?ec finceri Animi con- 
ftantia, haec Integritas vitae, Benign! tatem regiam et Nobilitatis no- 
men gradumque merentur. Sciatis igitur, &c. (Rot. A. 7 Geo, 
II. I. p. f.) 

* His Lordfhip made his will 25 June 1752, proved 31 July fol- 
lowing, and thereby devifed his eitate to his only fon "William and 
his iffue male and female , remainder to his daughters Elizabeth 
and Mary and their iffue male and female. Appointed his Lady 
and Henry, Vifcount Palmerftori r executors and guardians of the 
perfon and eftate of his fon, and guardians of the fortunes of his 
daughters, being 6000I. a piece, and his wife guardian of their per- 
fons. He left to his fifter Rebecca Agar 50I, and it appears by faid 
will that his Lady had 1 oool, a year jointure. (Prerog. Off.) 

1 Lords Jour. III. 235. 2 Prerog Off. 3 See V. Clifden, 

* Lords Jour. III. 665. 5 Rot. A. 15 Geo, II. ap.f.R.i. 
Lords Jour. Ill, 782. * Uifter, 


283 FLOWER, Viscount ASHBROOK; 

(i) Elizabeth, born at Caftle-Durrow 26 January 1 741 ; and 

(2) Mary, born in Dublin 12 February 1747, married 1 Ja- 

nuary 1788, to the Rev. John Nichol, Rector of Remen- 
ham in Bucks. 
William, William, the fecond Vifcount, was born at Caftle-Dur-, 
2 row 2^ June 1744. -He married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Mr. Ridge of the county of Oxford, and deceafed in Au- 
guit 1780, having had iiTue two fons and four daughters,- 
viz. William, his heir ; Henry- Jeffreys, born 16 Novem- 
ber 1776 i daughters Elizabeth, Harriot, Caroline, and So- 
phia '. 
William. William, the third and prefent Vifcount Aflibrook was 

WT . r 3 born iq October 1767, and is unmarried. 

Titles.] William Flower, Vifcount Aflibrook, and 
Baron of Caftle-Durrow. 

Creation.] B. of Caftle-Durrow in the county of 
Kilkenny 27 Odober 1733, 7 Geo. II. ; and V. Aflibrook 
in the kingdom of Ireland 30 September 1 75 1, 25 Geo. 


Arms.] Quarterly, the firft and fourth pearl, on a 
cheveron voided, diamond, between three ravens, each 
holding an ermine fpot in its beak, proper, as many pel- 
Jets. The fecond and third ruby, three towers, pearl, both 
borne by the name of Flower. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a raven, as in the coat. 

Supporters.] Two tygers, reguardant, proper, gorg'a 
with ducal coronets and chains, topaz. 

Motto.] Mens Conscia Recti. 

Seat.] Caflle-Durrow in the county of Kilkenny; 60 
miles from Dublin. 

! Ulfter. 


( 2 9 > 


X HE family of Morrcs, or Morreis, defcended from the or 
houfe of Montmorency, came into England with William 
the Conqueror, and having lands granted to them in the 
principality of Wales, foon after fettled in the Ifle of An- 

Harvey de Monte -Marifcoe, who lived at Beaumaris, 
being nephew to Richard, Earl of Chepflow, commonly 
called Earl Strongbow, attended his uncle into Ireland in 

the reign of K. Henry II. On the reduction of the 

kingdom he obtained coniiderable grants of lands in the 
counties of Wexford, Tipperary^ and Kerry ; fome of 
which are flill veiled in the family, but the greater part 
were carried by intermarriages into the houfes of Ormond 
and Leinfter. 

The faid Harvey, in 1 175> married Nefta, daughter of 
Maurice Fitz-Gerald, anceflor to the Dukes of Leinfter- 
In ii 78, or 1 1 79 he founded and largely endowed the ab- 
bey of Dunbrody in the county of Wexford; in 1179 he 
retired from the world and became a brother in the monaf- 
tery of the Holy Trinity in Canterbury, but he was buried 
at Dunbrody, where a {lately monument was erected to 
his memory. He left the remainder of his large eftate to 
his brother Geoffry de Marreis, or Marifcoe, who was 
chief governor of Ireland in 1215, 1226", and 1230; one of 
his defcendants in K. Edward II. time was created a peer 
by the title of de Monte Marifcoe, but he wai fcon after 
killed, with his fon,in a fea fight with pirates who then in- 
fefted the coafls of Ireland. 

John, of Knockagh in the county of ,Tipperary, an- 
ceftor to this noble Lord, was created a Knight Baronet 
Yol.V. U by 

2<go MORRES, Viscount MOUNT-MORRES. 

by patent 28 March 1632, he married a daughter of 
Pierce Walfh of Abingdon in the county of Limerick, and 
was father of Redmond, who married Elhs daughter of 
Garret Wale, of the ancient family of Coolnemucky, in 
the county of Waterford, and had iffue John (who 
was father of Redmond, which Redmond had a fon Si- 
mon) ; Harvey 5 and Edmond. 

Harvey. Harvey, the fecond fon carried on this line.-*- *He 
fettled at Caflle-Morre9 in the county of Kilkenny, 
obtained a grant from K. Charles II. erecting that eftate 
into the manor of Caflle-Morres, with very ample privi- 
leges ; he married Frances third daughter of Pierce Butter of 
Barrowmount, in the county of Tipperary, Efq. of the 
houfe of Ormond ; and had feveral fons, but the only fur- 
vivor was 

j'rancis. Francis, who in Auguft 1 706, married Catherine daugh- 
ter and heirefs to Sir William Evans of Kilkreen, in the 
county of Kilkenny Bart, and by her who died 6 Auguft 
1747, had ifTue three fons. 
(^ Harvey, created Vifcount Mount-Morres. 

(2) Sir William-Evans, created a Baronet, 24 April 1758 ; 
he married firft Margaret, daughter and heirefs to Jonah 
Haydocke of the city of Kilkenny, Efq. and of Buelick in 
the county of Tipperary, and by her who died 22 Auguft 
1753, had iffue one fon Haydocke-Evans, and two daugh- 
ters Ifabella and Mary ; I July 1755 he married fecondly, 
Maria-Juliana, eldeft daughter and coheir to William 
Ryves of Upper-Court in the county of Kilkenny Efq.* 
and by her had one fon William-Ryves, born 7 November 

1763 Sir William was fucceeded by his eldeft fon Sir 

Haydocke-Evans ; who married the only daughter of Ralph 
Gore of Barrowmount in the county of Kilkenny, but dy- 
ing in December 1776, without ifTue by his lady, who 
remarried with William Gore of St. Valori in the county 
of Wicklow, Efq. by whom fire has iflue ; he was fucceed- 
ed in the title of Baronet, by his only brother Sir William- 
Ryves Morrcs. 

(3) Redmond, one of his Majefty's council at law; he rc- 
prefented the city of Dublin in parliament, and died at 
BrufTels in 1784. He married 27 March 1740, Elizabeth 
fole datighter and heir to Francis Lodge of the city of 
Dublin, Efq., and had iflue, two fons and three daughters 
viz- Lodge-Evans, (member of parliament for the bo- 
yough ef Bandon-Bridg* , and treafurer to the general poft- 

ofncc ; 


office; in 1 77 1 he married a daughter of Mr. Fade, {he 
died in February 1787 without iffue) ; Redmond in holy- 
orders; the daughters were Eleanor, married 27 March 
1762 to Robert Browne of Brownes-Hill in the county of 
Carlow, Efq. ; Frances, to Andrew Prior of Rathdowny 
in the Queen's County Efq. ; and Elizabeth to Ephraim 
Hutchinfon of the city of Dublin, Efq. 

Harvey, the eldeft ion fucceeded at Caftle-Morres ; re- arv 
prefented the borough of Irifh-Town in parliament, and x * ' 
was created Baron of Mount Morres, by privy feal at Ken- Vifcount* 
fington, 23 April 1 756 * and by patent 4 May 2 fame year ; 
and 7 of that month was introduced and took his feat 
in the upper houfe of parliament 3. 19 April 1763 4 by 
privy feal at St. James's, and by patent at Dublin 29 5 
June following, was further advanced to the dignity of 
Vifcount Mount Morres, and took his feat by that title 11 
October 1763 6 . 

He married firft 3 November 1742 Lady Letitia 7 fourth 
daughter of Brabazon, late Earl of Beioorough, and by 
her who died 9 February 1754, had iffue one fon Harvey- 
Redmond ; two daughters, viz. Letitia (married firft to 
the hon. Arthur Trevor, only fon of Arthur Vifcount 
Dungannon, and fecondly to Randal-William, the pre- 
fent Earl of Antrim) ? and Jane born in January 1749 
50 to the Rev. Jofeph Pratt. He married fecondly in July 
1755, Mary/eldeft daughter of William Wale of Coolene- 
mucky in the county of Waterford, Efq. niece to Brabazon 
Earl of Beioorough, and relicl: of John Baldwin of Curra- 
lanty in the King's County, Efq., whom fhe married 15 
April 1734, and he died without iffue in 1754; by this 
lady who was born 9 January 17 13, and died in Septem- 
ber 1779, his Lordihip had Francis-Harvey born 1 Sep- 
tember 1756, and William born in 1760 s ; his Lordihip 
deceafed 6 April 1766, and was fucceeded in the title by 
his eldeft fon 

Harvey-Redmond the fecond and prefent Vifcount, who Harvey- 
fat' firft in parliament 4 October 1777 9, and is yet un- Redmond, 

married. 2 


U 2 Titles. 

* Rot. Pat. de A. 29 . Geo. II. 4*. p. f. R. 30. 

* Idem. R. 31. 3 Lords Jour. IV. 77. 

* Rot. pat. de. A. 3 ( *eo. HI. 3*. p. D. R. 19. 
Idem. R. 20. 6 Journals. IV. a68. 

< XJ!fter< s Id, 9 Lords lour. V. S. 

2 9 z TREVOR, Viscount- DUNGANNON. 

Titles.] Harvey-Redmond Moires Vifcount and Ba- 
ron Mount-Morres. 

Creations.] B. Mount-Morres of Caftle-Morres, in 
the county of Kilkenny 4 May 1756, 29 Geo. II. and 
V. Mount-Morres of Caftle-Morres, 29 June 1763,3 
Geo. Ill- 

Arms.] Topaz, a fcfs dancette, and in bafe a Lion 
rampant, Diamond. 

Crest.] On a wreath, a demi Lion rampant, diamond, 
armed ruby. 

Supporters.] Two angels proper, in loofe garments, 
pearl, crined and winged, Topaz. 

Motto.] si deus nobiscum, qjjis contra nos. 

Seat.] Laftle-Morres, in the county of Kilkenny, 63 
miles from Dublin. 

*>****^>>>>&2&g<><&$&<<< < <*< * 


26 UNDER the title of Earl of Hillsborough, the 
reader will obferve that Michael Hill of Hillfborough in 
the county of Down, Efq. great-grandfather to this noble 
Lord, married Anne, only daughter of Sir John Trevor 
of Brinkenalt in the county of Denbigh, Knt. and fitter to 
Arthur Trevor, Efq. by which Lady he had two fons ; Tre- 
vor, the elded, was created Vifcount Hillfborough, and 
Arthur the youngeft, was created Vifcount Dungannon. 
Arthur Which Arthur Hill, Efq. was appointed 1 1 June 
, 1719* keeper of the records in Birmingham Tower, on 
"Vifcount. the refignation of the Right Honourable Jofeph Addifon ; 
in December 1 734, he refigned that office, and 8 March 
following, was conflituted (with Laurence Broderick Efq. 


* Lodge. Edit. 1574, II. 240. and M. S. Collet, 


purfuant to a reverfionary grant made to them 27 March 
17 18) regifter of the memorials of all deeds, conveyances, 
&c. in Ireland, an office, inftituted by act of parliament 
6 Q^ Anne, and with which he was folely inverted 2 Oc- 
tober 1736, but furrendered the fame in May 1749, to 
John Burton, Efq. who refigned in favour of the Right 
Honourable George Ogle. In the parliament called in 
2715, he ferved for the Borough of Hiilfborough, in 1727 
was elected Knight of the Shire for Down ; and in 1736 
he was Sheriff of that county. 20 Auguft 1750, he was 
fvvorn of his Majefty's moil honourable Privy Council, and 
foy patent in 1754, was appointed Chancellor of the court 
of Exchequer, into which office he was fworn 25 June 
fame year ; but he refigned in 1755 on being made a com- 
miflioner of his Majefty's revenue. He married to his 
rft y/ife Anne, third daughter and coheir to Jofeph Deane 
Efq., Chief Baron of the Exchequer ', but me dying at 
Gilgorm, about a year after her marriage, in child birth 
(and the child deceafing with her) he married fecondly, 
12 January 1737, 2 Anne, daughter and heir to Edmund 
Francis Stafford of Brownftown in the county of Meath, 
and of Portglenone in the county of Antrim Efq., who died 
In 1722 ; and by her (who was born 25 December 1 7 15, 
and yet furvives him ,) had iflue three daughters, viz. 
Anne (born 7 April 1740, and married 6 February 1759, 
to Garret created Earl of Mornington ;) Prudence, (born 
23 June 1742, and married 22 May 1765, to Charles 
Powell Leflie of Glailough in the county ofMonaghan, 
Efq.; Jane, who died unmarried 17 February 1765, at her 
father's houfe in G. Britain Street, aged 15 years, and 
was buried at St. Mary's Church in Dublin) ; and one fon 

Arthur bprn 24 December 1738, elected to parlia- 
ment for the Borough of HillfDorough ; 27 February 1762, 
married Letitia eldeft daughter of Harvey, created Vif- 
count Mount Morrcs ; and deceafing 19 June 1770, left 
iffue by her (who remarried with P.andal- William,- Earl of 
Antrim,) one fon Arthur, who fubceeded to the title. 

In 1762, Mr. Hill became ' pofTeiTed of a confiderable 
landed property in Wales, (ihe-'eftates of his grandfather 
Sir John Trevor, lying in the counties "of Denbigh, Salop, 
and Middlefex, the fame being bequeathed by his mother's 


f See Earl of Shannon. -n. * Articles dated x i January 1737, 

394 TREVOR, Viscount DUNGANNON. 

brother Arthur Trevor, Efq. fon of Sir John Trevor, Knt.' 
aforefaid, which eftates were limited firft to Arthur Hill 
and his iffue maje, remainder in default thereof to Wills, 
Earl of Hillmorough and his iffue male, with this provi- 
foe, that each perfon fo inheriting mould affume the name 
and arms of Trevor) on which he changed his name from 
Hill to Trevor, by acl: of parliament , and was advanced 
to the peerage of Ireland purfuant to privy fealatSt. James's 
27 December 1765 J , and patent at Dublin 17 February 
1766 2 , creating him Baron Hill of Olderfleet, and Vif- 
count of Dungannon, by which (latter) title he cook his 
feat in the upper houfe of parliament, 28 February 1766 *, 
and his Lordihip deceafing in Dublin 30 January 1770, 
was interred at Beivoir. being fucceeded in the honours 
by his grandfon 4 
Arthur Arthur, the fecond and prefent Vifcount, born 2 O6to- 

* ber 1763 and yet unmarried. 

Vifcount. , J J 

Titles.] Arthur Hill, Baron Hill of Olderfleet, and 
Vifcount of Dungannon in Ireland. 

Creations.] Socreated 17 February 1766", 6 Geo. IIJ. 

Arms.] Quarterly, ill. and 4th. parte-per-bend, finif- 
ter, ermine, and erminois, a lion rampant, armed ruby, 
for Trevor. 2d. and 3d. diamond, on a fefs, pearl, 
between three leopards, paffant guardant erminois, three 
(efcallops, ruby, for Hill. 

Crest.] A wyvern, diamond, armed ruby. 

Supporters.] Two lions rampant, erminois, ducalfy 
gorged, proper. 

Motto.] quid verum atque deceng. 

Seats.] Belvoir,in the county of Down, 78 miles from 
Dublin, and Brinkenalt in the county of Denbigh. 


3 Signet office, and Rot. par. A. 6. Geo. III. 2*. p. f. R. 6. 
f Idem, ^ Lords Jour. III. 69. * Lodge Collect and Ahno 

( 295 : 

ROWLEY, Viscountess LANGFORD. 

JL HE prefent Right Honourable Hercules Langford Row- 37 
ley, derives his defcent from a family which was feated 
at Carmichan in the county of Chefter, where Randolfe Randolfe. 
Rowley was living in the reign of K. Edward II. He 
was fucceeded by his fon Randolfe, living 19 K. Edward Randolfe. 
III. who was the father of 

Roger de Rowley of Carmichan, living 13 K. Richard RS er 
II. which Roger by Rofe his wife, had two fons, Randolfe, 
his heir, and Nicholas. 

Randolfe of Carmichan the elder fon, living in 2 K. 
Henry VI. married Margaret, daughter of John Lice- 
lor, and hzd Randolfe living 18 Henry VI. whofe fon 
Robert, Mil a fon Robert living 31 of that reign, who by 
Elizabeth his wife, had a fon, whofe name we have not re- 
covered, but according to the pedigree he remored his re- 
fidence to EJington, in the county of Huntingdon, and was 
father of Robert, who fold his lands of Carmichan and 
other places in Cheshire to Henry Manwaring, Efq. 13 
Henry VIII. 

Nicholas, thefecond fon of Robert aforefaid, in 1429, Nicholas. 
7 K. Henry VI. married Cifley, daughter and coheir to 
Thomas Le Wolfe of Church-Lawton, in the county of 
Chefter, Efq. *; in her right he became feated there, and 
had iflue John Rowley of Lawton, who had a fon John. John, 
living 7 Hen. VIII. ; which John by Cifley his wife, had two Johrj. 
fons, of whom Hugh, the elder dying without *iffue ? was 
fucceeded by his brother William Rowley of the fame place, __. 
who married Ellen, daughter of Hugh Brereton of Wi- 
merfley, brother to Sir Andrew Brereton, Knt. and had 
iflue three fons^ viz. ^ 

John, whole only fon William, died young. ^ l) 


* Defcended from Winthianus de Rode, fecond fon and heir to 
Henry de Rode of Rode in tjie county of Chefter, father of Ran- 
dolfe de Rode, alias le Wolfe of Church-Lawton, anceitor in the 

ih defcent, to the laid Thomas, father .of Cicely. 

296 ROWLEY, Viscountess LANGFORD. 

(2) Robert, who married Agnes, daughter of Richard Yard- 
Icy of Park, in the county of Stafford, and had a fon Wil- 
liam of Lawton, living in 1633, whofe offspring re- 
mained at Lawton 24 Auguft 1684; and 

(3) Hugh, who married Mary Rowley, daughter of 
Hugh. Rowley of Shelton, in the county of Stafford, a younger 

branch of the Rowleys of Hickiey in that county, and by 
her had iffue, three foils, who all fettled in the county oi 
Derry ; in the reign of K. James I. and were 

(1) John,ofCaftle-Roe; 

(2) Nathaniel, of the city of Londonderry, who married,, 
but died without iffue ; and 

(3) William, of Tobermore in the county of Londonderry, 
who for fome time bore arms againft the rebels, but died 
in April 1642 ; he married Mary, daughter of John Dil- 
lon of Caftle-Dillon in the county of Armagh, Efq. and 
had iffue three fons and three daughters, viz. John, (lain 
at Ballymoney in the county of Antrim, in an engagement 
with the Irifh rebels in March 1641, as was his brother 
William, whofe eldeft fon Edward was living in April 
1662 and then of the age of 30 years ; Hugh Rowley of 
Culmore, Efcj. member of parliament for Newtown-Lema- 
vady in 1692; he married 17 October 1661, Mary, 
eldeft daughter of Edward Rowley of Caftle-Rbe, Efq. ; 
Daughter Mary, born in 1629, died in 1684 ; Margery, 
died young or unmarried ; and Catherine, married Wil- 
liam Smith, Archdeacon of Armagh. 

John. John, of Caftle-Roe, the eldeft fon of Hugh, came into 
Ireland in the reign of K. James I. as fole agent for the 
building of the towns of Derry and Coleraine., for the 
London Society, and brought his brothers already menti- 
oned, with him. In the parliament of 1613, he reprefent- 
ed the county of Coleraine, fo called before its erection in- 
to that of Londonderry ; upon the incorporation of the 
city of Derry, that year, he was by the charter appointe4 
the hrft mayor. Dying in 161 8 he left iffue by Mary 1 daugh- 
ter of Robert Gage of Rands in the county of Northamp- 
ton, Efq. and Dowager of the barony of Kirkcudbright, 
one fon Edward and three daughters, viz. Anne, (marri- 
ed to Triflram Beresford 2 of Coleraine, Efq. anceftor to 
the noble family of Tyrone); Elizabeth who died young v 
and Mary 3 9 married to James Clotworthy, Efq. brother to 
John, created Vifcount Maifareene, and by him had an 

* utter Office. Idem, 3 Idem, 

ROWLEY, Viscountess LANGFORD. 


only daughter Mary* married to the Hon. Robert Fitz*- 
Gerald, by whom (he was grandmother of James, firft 
Duke of Leinfter. ~~Thc Lady Baronefs Kirkcudbright, 
married thirdly Sir George Trevilian of Nettlefome in the 
county of Devon ; and fne married laftly Robert M c Le- 
lan, Efq. and died 7 Auguft 1639 *. 

Edward Rowley of Caftle-Roe, Efq. only fon of John, Edward, 
was reprefentative of the county of Londonderry, in 
the parliaments of 1634 and 1635. He was the firft who 
raifed a regiment of foot againft the rebels in Ulfter, and 
died honourably in the field. He married Lettice 2 5 daugh- 
ter of Sir Hugh Clotworthy 3 of Antrim, Knt. and lifter to 
the above-mentioned James Clotworthy, and by her who 
died 12 October i68j, had iffue two fons and two daugh- 
ters, viz. ' '' 

John, who fucceeded his father. (0 

Hugh, who married Martha, daughter and heir to Owen ( 2 ) 
O Coiiollv, the honoured diicoverer of the plot formed by 
the Irifh for the furprifal of Dublin 23 October 1641, and 
the maffacre of the proteftants all over the kingdom. 

Daughter Mary, was married to Hugh Rowley of Cul- ( T \ 
more, Efq. as before obferved, and 

Lettice, who died unmarried, 5 November 1642 4 , aged (2) 
20 years. 

John, the eldeft fon, born 22 May 16*35, was knighted Sir Johru 
in February 1661 for his important fervices at the time of 
the refioration. He was member of parliament for the coun- 
ty of Londonderry in that year, and died 21 Auguft 1679. 
He married 26 December 1671, Mary *, eldefl daughter 
of Sir Hercules Langford of Summer-Hill in the county 
of Meath, Bart, (by Mary, daughter of Henry Upton of 
the county of Devon, afterwards of Caftle-Norton in the 
county of Antrim. Efq. and had iffue Arthur ; Henry ; 
Theophilus ; Mary, and Martha 6 ; of whom Mary was the 
only furvivor) ; who dying 18 June 16837, was buried 
at St. Michan's Dublin ; and the eft-ate of Summer-Hill 
came to this family. Sir John Rowley had iftue by her<> 
who died at Summer-Hill in 1684 one daughter, Lettice, 
who married Arthur, Vifcount Loftus of Ely ; and a fon 
2nd heir 

Hercu!es 5 

8 Ulfter's Office. 2 Idem. 3 Idem. 4 Idem, 
5 Idem, Idem, 7 Idem 

S9-8 ROWLEY, Viscountess LANGFORD. 

Hercules. Hercules, who was member of parliament for the county 
of Londonderry, from the year 1703, to his death 19 
September 1742 ; he left iffue, by Frances daughter of 
Arthur Upton of Caftle-Upton in the county of Antrim, 
Efq. whom he married in January 1705, a daughter 
Dorothy-Beresford, married to Richard Vifcount Powerf- 
court ; and a fon and fuccefTor 
Hercules- Hercules-Langford, who in 1743 was elected to parlia- 
Langford. men t j n the room of his father, for the county of London- 
derry, and in 1761 for that of Meath, which he has con- 
tinued to reprefent in every parliament fince that time ; 
and is one of his Majefty's moil, honourable Privy Council- 
He married, 31 Auguft 1732, Elizabeth only daughter 
Ctf Clotworthy Upton Efq. (member of parliament for the 
borough of Newtown, in 1695, and in 1 703 for the county 
of Antrim, which he represented to his death in June 
1725) by Jane his wife, daughter of John Ormfby of Bally- 
venoge in the county of Limerick, Efq. and her only bro- 
ther John Ormfby dying without iffue, his eflates devolv- 
ed upon his niece Mrs* Rowley now lady Langford, who 
has had iffue three fons, and four daughters, viz. 
(1) Hercules 2 , born 29 October 1737, reprefentative in 

parliament for the county of Antrim. 
(2) Clotworthy, who 20 January 1775, married Elizabeth 

daughter of William Crofbie of the county of Kerry, Efq., 
and niece to Garret late Earl of Mornington ; he died in 
1781, leaving iffue by her who died 1 2 March 1779, an 
only daughter Frances 3 . 
^.a Arthur, deceafed. 

(1) Daughter Jane +, married to Thomas Earl of Be&ivej 

(2) Catherine, to Edward-Michael Lord Longford ; 
(g) Elizabeth 1 and 

/ 4 ) Maria 5. I 

His Majefty was pleafed to advance Mrs. Rowley to the 
peerage of this kingdom, by the titles of Vifcountefs Lang- 
ford of Langford Lodge, and Baronefs of Sunimerhill, 
with limitation of the honours of Vifcount and Baron to 
her heirs male by her hufband the Right Hon. Hercules 
Langford Rowley, by ' privy feal, dated at St. James's 27 
December 1765, and by patent at Dublin 19 February, 
1766 . 

Titles.] Elizabeth -Ormfby Rowley, Vifcountefs 
Langford of Langford Lodge in the county of Antrim, and 
Baronefs of Summerhill, in the county of Meath. 


f Ulfter's office. * 3 Ibid. 4 Ibid. 

5 UlfterVoffic * ot. 6. Geo. III. 2. p. f. R. 4. 

ANNESLEY, Viscount GLERAWLY. % 99 

Creation.] So created ^February 1766, 6 Geo. III. 

Arms.] Quarterly, ift and 4th, quarterly, viz. 1 ft and 
4th ruby, abend between 6 croflets, fitchee, topaz; 2d 
and 3 diamond, 3 chefs rooks and a chief pearl. 2d and 3d 
diamond, a crofs moline, pearl. 

Crest.] As borne by Mr. Rowley, a wolPs head 
erafed, diamond, lan^ued, ruby. 

Supporters.] The dexter, a palias ; the finifter, the 
reprefentation of temperance; both proper. 

Motto.] Bear and forbear. 

Seat.] Summerhill, in the county of Meath, 20 miles 

from Dublin. - 

*>^^ ^ cft c < *m 


T RAN CIS the first Viscount VALE NT I A 37 f 
married to his fecond wife, Jane, fitter to Philip fir ft Earl 
of Chefterfield, relict of Sir Peter Courtney, Bart. ; and by 
her had feven children, of whom the eldeft fon was 
Francis, who was born in the parifh of St. Giles in the fields Francis. 
London, 23 January 1628. He fixed his refidence in Ire- 
land, living at Cloghmaghericatt now Caftle-Wellan in the 
county of Down ; to oppofe the arbitrary meafures of K. 
James II. he raifed a body of horfe and foot, but was com- 
pelled to fly, and was attainted by the Irifli parliament, who 
fequefteredhiseftateof 390I. a year. Fie married Deborah, 


* From Lodge edit. 1754. II. 284. 285. and collections 


daughter of Doctor Henry Jones, Bifhop of Meath and 
widow of John Boudler of Dubliii, Efq. and by her, who 
died 4 September 1672, and was buried at St. John's Dub- 
lin, had ifTue three fons and five daughters, viz. Francis, 
who fucceeded his father ; Arthur and Henry who died 
without ifTue ; daughter Jane, married to James Bailie of 
Inifhargie in the county of Down, Efq. and died his widow 
25 January 1748, aet. 87 ; Deborah, to the Rev. Charles 
Ward , Mary died an infant ; Anne married to Henry, 
only fon of Sir Edward Wood ; and Catherine the young- 
eft., died young. 
Francis. Francis, the only furviving fon, was baptized 24 Octo- 
ber 1663, was educated at the Inner-Temple, and deno- 
minated of Thorganby, Efq. By an ac\ palled the if 
and 12 K. William, he was appointed one of the truflees 
for the fale of the forfeited eftates in Ireland J and 9 Q. 
Anne was conftituted one of the commimoners for flating 
the public accompts of the kingdom, and fo continued for 
three years ; he ferved from the year 1705, in feveral par- 
liaments both in England and Ireland ; for the boroughs of 
Weflbury and Downpatrick, and was a leading member, 
and the firft promoter in the Houfe of Commons, of the 
fcheme for building 50 new churches in the city and fub- 
urbs of London, and was one of the commifnoners for that 
purpofe. 5 July 1 695, he married Elizabeth daughter of 
Sir Jofeph Martin of London, Knt., and had ifTue kvcn 
fons and two daughters, viz. 
(0 Francis, L. Lo D. a gentleman of great honour, can- 

dour, good breeding, charity and generofity ; in Septem- 
ber 1 7 25 , he was presented by Edward, Earl of Derby to the 
confiderable Benefice of Winwick in Lancafhire, and died 1 
Maj 1 740 at Newport in the county of Salop, on his jour- 
ney to Bath. Whilft a youth at the Univerfity he married 
Elizabeth Sutton, but^fhe being found guilty of adultery, 
he delivered a petition to- the Houfe of Peers, praying to 
have his marriage with the faid Elizabeth diflolved, and to 
enable him to remarry ; upon reading the fame, 25 April 
1 725 leave was given for a bill to be brought in for that pur- 
pofe, which being done, it received the affent of the houfe 
19 May following, and the royal afTent 31 of that month, 
in the fame year 1 , whereupon he married fecondly Anne, 
daughter of Robert Gayer Efq. by his wife Lady Elizabeth 

- > - Annefley 

r See Ruffhead's EngUffc Statutes of that year, in table of contents, 


Annefley, and by her had ifTue, three fons,viz. Arthur,Fran- 
cis, and James. Arthur the eldeft, fucceeded to confiderable 
eftates in Oxfordlhire and in the North of Ireland ; and he 
died in 1775, leaving ifTue two Tons, the elder of whom 
Arthur, is now in poflefiion of the family inheritance, and 
married to Mifs Hardy. 

Henry, baptized 29 September 1 7 00, was Captain / 2 ) 
of the Diamond fhip of war a fifth rate of 40 guns ; and 
died in 1728 in the Weft Indies. 

Martin Annefley, D. D. baptized 1 2 October 1 701 , was (3) 
rector of Frilfham and vicar of Bucklebury in the county of 
Berks; he married 12 December 1732, Mary, daugh- 
ter of William Hanbury of Little Martle, in the county of 
Hereford, Efq. and died in June 1749. 

J hnand ] both died unmarried. W 

James, J (5; 

William created Lord Glerawly. (6) 

Arthur, died unmarried in January 1786, leaving Ar- (7) 
thur Annefley of Blechendon-Park in the county of Ox- 
ford, his heir. 

Daughter Elizabeth, married to William Maguire of (1) 
Dublin, Efq. fon of Richard Maguire alio of Dublin, Banker, 
and by him had fourteen children, of whom the furvivors 
were William, Arthur, and Jofeph now living. 

Deborah the younger daughter died unmarried. / 2 \ 

Francis Annefley of Caftle-Wellan, married fecondly in 
July 1732, Elizabeth, daughter of John Cropley of Ro- 
chefter, Efq. and widow of William Gomeldon of Summer- 
field- Hall in Kent, Efq. fte dying 20 May 1736 without 
ifTue, he married thirdly 31 Auguft 1737, Sarah, only 
daughter of William Sloane of Portfmouth, Efq. and re- 
lict of Sir Richard Fowler of Harnage-Grange in the 
oounty of Salop, Knt. by neither of whom he had iffue, 
and departing this life 7 Auguft 1750, was fucceeded by 
his fixth, but eldeft furviving fon 

William,barrifterat law/whowas chofen to parliament 19 William, 
October 1 741 , for the borough of Middleton in the county > 
of Cork ; and 23 November 1750 appointed High Sheriff Vifcount. 
of the county of Down for the enfuing year. He was 
advanced to the peerage of Ireland by the title of Baron 
Annefley of Caftle-Wellan in the county of Down pur- 
fuant to privy feal at Kenfington 28 July ', and by patent 
at Dublin 20 September 1758 2, he took his feat in the 
Houfe of Peers 29 November 1759 3; and 23 September 


* Signet office, and Rot. de. A, 32, . Geo, II. I* p, D, R. 46. 
- Idem. Rot. 47. f Lords Jour. IV, 162, 


1766, hisMajefty was pleafed by privy feal at St. James's * 
and patent 14 November following 2 , to create him Vif- 
count Glerawly in the county of Fermanagh, by which 
title he took his feat in parliament 27 January 1768 3 
He died at Clontarffe 12 September 1770, in the 61 year 
of his age, leaving ifTue by Lady Anne Beresford, eldefl 
daughter of Sir Marcus, firtt Earl of Tyrone, whom he 
married 16 Auguft 1738, (and fhe died X2 May 1770) 
four fons and one daughter, viz. 
(n Francis-Charles, who fucceeded his father. . 

(2) Marcus, born 17 April 1743 died unmarried^ 

(3) Richard, born 14 April 1 745, member of parliament for 
the borough of St. Canice, Kilkenny, and appointed ist 
17S5 a commiffioner of his Majefty's revenue ; he mar- 
ried a daughter of Robert Lambert of Dunleddy, in the 
county of Down, Efq. and has ilTue three fons and two 

(4) William, born 3 March 1747? entered into holy or- 
ders, and in May 1787, was promoted to the Deanery of 
Downe. He married the only daughter of John Digby 
of Landenftown in the county cf Kildare, Efq-. and has 

Catharine the only daughter was married to Sir Arthur* 

now Earl of Arran, and died 21 November 1770^ leaving 


"Francis- Francis-Charles, the fecond and prefent Vifcount, was 

Charles, baptized 27 November 1740, and 1 March 177 1, he took 

Vifcount his feat in parliament on the deceafe of his father 4; he 

married 8 February 1766, Mary, daughter and heir to 

Richard Grove, of Ballyhimmock in the' county of 

Cork, Efq. but hath no ifTue. 

Titles.] Charles Francis Anrfefley, Vifcount Gleraw- 
ly and Baron Annefley. 

Creations.] B. Annefley of Caftle-Wellan in the 
county ox Down, 20 September 1758, 32 Geo. II. and 
V. Glerawly in the county of Fermanagh, 14 November 
1766, 7 Geo. III. 


1 Signet Office and Rot. de A. 7. Geo. III. I*. p. f. R. 24, 

2 Idem. Rot. 25. 

* Lords Jour. IV.. 436 
4 Idem. 55a 


Arms.] Pally of fix, pearl and faphire ; over all a 
bend, ruby. 

Crest.] On a 'wreath, a moor's heaji, pale-faced, 
couped, proper. 

Supporters.] The dexter, a Roman Knight; the 
finifter, a Moorim prince ; both* habited and furnilhed, 

Motto.] Virtutis amore. 

Seat.] Caftle-Wellan in the county of Down, 63 
miles from Dublin. 

End of the fifth Volume* 





E X. 



neral 86 
Abercorn, Eaflof 109, 

no, in, 113, 114, H5> 

117, 123 

Aberdeen, Bilhop of 98 
Abergavenny, Lord 209, 

220, 224 
Abingdon, Earl of 28 

Acclaim, Richard 73 

* - Sir William 74 

Achefon, Sir Archibald no 
Adair, Robert 137, 204 
Adderley, Thomas 141 
Addifon, Jofeph 292 

Aiflabie, Ralph 58 

Albany, Duke of 96, 98, 

Albemarle, Duke of 129, 

159, 162 
Aldborough, Earl of 279 
Aldworth, Sir Richard 283 
Agar, James 287 

Allen, Vifcount 181, 184 
* - John 181 

Sir Jofhua 181, 253 
Vol. Y. 

Allen, Anthony 183 

Richard 186 

Allington, Lord 84 

1 < Hugh 260 

Abraham, Matthew 15 
AJfton, Sir Edward 195 
Altamont, Earl of 87 

Amherft, Sir Jeffrey 224 
Andrews, Thomas 201 

' r * Sir William 230 

Ancafler, Duke of 262- 

Angus, Earl of 97, 99 

Anne, Princefs 84 

Annefley, Sir Francis 20 

Francis 299, 301 

Arthur Francis 

James ib. 

1 Arthur ib. 

William ib. 

Richard 302 

' Revd. William 

Francis - Charles 


Annally, Lord 275 

Antrim, Earl of 48, 291, 

X Antrim, 

I N D fi X. 

Antrim, Marquefsof 
Apenyon, Ralph 
Archer, Lord 
i i John 
Archdall, Edward 

*** John 

Ardglals, Earl of 
Ardern, Sir Thomas 







Argyle, Earl of 99, 100, 

Duke of 119 

Armagh , Archbiihop of 36, 

2 33 
Arran, Earl of 98, 100, 

102, 104, 106, 169, 182, 

286, 302 

Arfcott, John 130 

Arundell, Lady prances 


. Richard 254 

- Lord 254, 258 

Afhburnham, Lord 64, 65 
Afhbrooke* Vifcount 279, 

Afhcombe, Sir William 230 
Aftienhurft, Ralph 16 

Afhe, Lawrence 36 

Aftifield, John 265 

Alke, Robert 74 

Sir Robert 250 

Afton, Lord 217, 219 

Sir Roger 261 

Atherton, John 64 

Atkins, Sir Robert 4, J 1 

Atkinfon, Dr. Philip 27 
Audley, Lord 16, 59, 261 
- + Lord Chancellor 

Aungier, Rev. Ambrofe 21 
Awger* Thomas 73 

Aylefbury, Earl of 196 

Aylmcr, Chief Jufticc 36 

Ay 1 worth, Bray 7 

AylofTe, Sir Benjamin 25 

Sir John ib. 

Sir Jofcph ib. 

Ay res, Sir John 173 

Axtell, Colonel Daniel 160 


Babthorpe, Sir William 58, 

73> 74 
Baconfal, William 18 

Bacon, Sir Nathaniel 195 

Nicholas 240 

Bagenal, Sir Nicholas 47, 


Bagott, Sir Edward 155 

Bailie, James 300 

Bainton, John 78 

Baker, 158 

Baldington, Thomas 5 

Baldwin, John 291 

Balfe, Robert 

Baliol, John 


Baltinglafs, Vifcount 230 



Bangor* Bimop of 
Barden, John 
Barkeley, Sir Robert 11 
Barlow, Sir Henry 259 
Barnard, Chriftopher 205 

Sir John 244 
Barnftaple, Baron 2 
Barnwall, Family of Crick- 
down, Baronets 30 

__ Peter 31 

Sir John 31, 39, 


Edmund 32 

*- Chriftopher 32, 

33> 39> 4i 

Sir Patrick 32, 

33>35> 36, 39> 4> 4i> 

Sir Richard 3 2 

Patrick 33> 4$ 



Barnwall, Richard 33, 38 
39,46, 52, 237 

! Andrew ^ 

m Sir Chriftopher 

34* 3 6 > 46 

Family of Rowf- 

ton 35 

Sir Roger 35 

James 36, 38, 

Robert 37, 39, 

- Alexander 39 

John ib* 
- Nicholas 42, 49 

Bateman, John 

, Gyles 








2 45 


- Sir James 246 

Barney, Martin 

Bartlett, Captain 

Barrett, Dacres 

Barry, Redmond 

1 Gaynor 

Barrington, Vifcount 198, 

200, 203 

-*- 1 Francis 201, 


_ , r , Sir Gobart 202 

_ Sir Thomas ib. 

. _ Sir Francis ib. 

. General John 


Daines ib. 

1 Admiral Sa- 

muel ib- 

Shute 205 

Barrymore, Earl of 69 

Balkerville, Humphrey 81 

r .- Sir John 188 

Bathe, William 35 

Bathurft, Benjamin 163 

3- Peter 14, 82 

Lord 82, 163 

Bateman, Vifcount 245, 

William 245, 248 

Battareaus, General 223 
Baynham, John 208 

, 1 William 210 

Beake, Sir Nicholas 63 
Bealing, Richard - Arundel 

Beaton, Sir David 100 
Beaumont, Sir Thomas 229 
Bechard, John 73 

Beckwith, Leonard 57 

Bective, Earl of 298 

Bedford, Duke of 266 

t ..- Earl of 91 

Belhaven, Lord 95, 97, 123 
Bellew, John 37 

~ r Lord 179 

Bellamont, Earl of 136 
Belinge, Richard 47 

Bellingham, William 70 
Belvidere, Earl of 146 

Bendyfh, Henry 261 

Bennet, Sir John 83 

r : Anthony - Purlton 

Bennyon, Thomas 16 

Berenger, Mofes 231 

Beresford, Triftram 296 
Berkeley, George 139 

Doctor 179 

. Lord 239, 242, 


Sir John 269, 

Bermanfel, John 4 

Bermingham, Sir William 

Bernaval, Sir Nicholas 30 
Sir Ulpram 30 

Berry, William ' 251 

Richard ib. 

Berwick, Duke of 26, 43 

X 2 Bertie, 



Bertie, Lady Bridget 







Befsborough, Earl of 
Beverwaert, Lord of 
Bingham, John 115, 

. Henry 

- Sir Richard 269 

Bird, John 263 

Blackweli, John 182 

Blayney, Lord 183 

Blenerhaffetr, Sir John 139 
-- John 141 
Bligh, Thomas 139 

Blunt, Edward 273 

Bodvile, Sir John 66 

Bodychan, John 25 

Bohemia, King of 83 

Bold, Sir Robert 31 

Bolney, Thomas 207 

Bolton, Duke of 80, 167 
Family of Brazeel 


Edward 141, 178 

. Sir Edward 141, 


, Sir Richard 141 

., Robert ib. 

Theophilus ib. 
Bond, William 217 

Sir Thomas ib. 
- Henry-Jermyn 223 

Booth, Sir William 17 

George 18 

Thomas 250 

Hugh 280 

Borlace, Doctor 238 

Borough, Lord 25 

Bollock, Sir Ralph 17 

Bofvile, Sir Thomas 249 

Sir Anthony 250 

Bofwell, Robert 185 

Sir John 188 

Bothwell, Earl of 101 

Bouchier, Thomas 247 

Boudler, John 300 

Bourke, Sir John 38 

Bovey, John 207 

Bovile, William 257 

Bowden, William 267 

Bowes 227 

Boyde, Sir Thomas no 

. Lord 1 r 1 

Boyle, John 168 

-~ Michael 19 

Boyne, Yifcount no, 172, 

I74> 177 
Boye, Sorley 267 

Brabazon, Lord Treafurer 

George 140 

Braddock, General 224 

Broderick, Sir Thomas 159 
Sir Allan 160 

Sir St. John 161, 

162, 163, 164, 168 

Laurence 163 

v Doctor Laurence 

163, 170, 292 

- Thomas 171 
i Henry ib. 

William ib. 

John ib. 

Brandon, James 32 

Sir William '258 

Bray, Edmond 9 
Brechin, Lord of 92 
Brereton, Randal 17 
Sir Randal 17, 

60, 62 
Sir William 17 

1 John 19 

Andrew 41 

Ralph 62 

Randolph 151 

Hugh 295 

Sir Andrew 295 

Brert, Richard 17 

Breufe, Sir Paul 268 



Brews, Sir Richard 255, 

256, 261 
Bridgham, George 
Brin<rfield, Colonel 

Bulkeley, Family of, Baro- 

Briftol, Earl of 
Bromley, Sir Thomas 

Brome, Vifcount 
Bromilete, Sir Thomas 
Brookfby, William 
Brooke, Earl of 

* Sir Henry 

Sir Bafil 










Browne, Sir Anthony 209, 


1 Lady Anne 


- Captain 







1 40 






Browning, Davidlon 
Brownlow, William 
Brace, Lord 
Buekton, Robert 
Bucknall, John Afkell 
Buckhurft, Lord Treafurer 


Buckingham, Duke of 129, 

131, 208, 266 

?--- Earl of 150 

-r*-- Marquefs 231 






Buhner, Sir Ralph 
Burdet, Sir Robert 
Burgoyne, Chriftopher 201 
Burgui-ilon, John 227 

Burrowes, Robert 168, 169 


Bulkeley, Vifcount 14, 20 
r Family of Eaton 


John 1 6 

Sir William ib. 
Family of Por- 

thamell 1 8 

Sir Richard 18, 


Daniel 18 

1 Robert 19 

Burton, William 77, 226 


Bury, William 
Bufwell, Eufebius 
t*sm Sir Eufebius 

Butler, Sir William 

*. Thomas 


q 1 Edward 


Sir Richard 

1 Sir Edmond 


Byffe, John Lord Chief Ba- 
ron 23 
i John 133, 134 

2 95 










Cadogan, Earl of 69 

Caernarvon, Earl of 127 
Calverley, Sir George 62 
Cambden, Vifcount 85 
Cambridge, Earl of 105 
Campbell, Sir Matthew 1 11 
Canterbury, Archbifhop of 
3, 209, 241 
Capel, Sir Gamaliel 196 
Carbery, Lord 31, 139 
Carbonel, William" 257 
Carden, Sir John Craven 


Carew, Sir George 267 
Carpenter, General 145 
Carter, Thomas 239 


I N P E X. 

Carysfort, Lord 186 

Camlis, Earl of 105, 106 
Caftledurrow, Lord 242, 

285, 287 
Cattleman, Rev. John 170 

_- Jonathan ib. 

Caftlehaven, Earl of 263 
Cathcart, Lord in, 125 
Cavan $ Earl of 178, 183 
Cavendifh, Lord James 69 
Cavil, Sir John 249 

Caul field, Toby 287 

Cecil, Secretary 233 

' ; . Richard 260 

Chamberlain, Leonard 58 

Sir John 21 2 

Sir William 


Cholmondeley, Family of 

Vale-Royal 6$ 

Thomas 65 

Seymour ib* 

Sir Hugh 17 
*- Vifcount 17, 

64, 66 
r<- Hugh 17 

Lord 67 

Earl of 55, 
63, 66, 67 

John 56 

Roger 57 

Sir Richard 

- Sir Henry 

Robert 64 

Chandos, Duke of 
. Lord 




Charlemaigne, Emperor 90 
Chatelherault, Duke of 102 
Cheadle, Roger 17 

< 26 

5 Richard ik 

Chedworth, Lord Family of 


Lord 82 

Cheney, Sir John 59 

Chefter, Earl of 2, 54, 55, 
56, 225, 252 





. Richard 149 

Thomas 151 

1 Sir William ib. 

W r alter 153 

Chicheikr, Edward 22 

Vifcount; ib. 

f holmondeley, Family of 
Chorley and W^hitby 56 

Chefterneld, Earl of 
Chetwood, Knightly 

. John 

Chetwynd, Vifcount 


Choppoyne, Robert 182 
Churchill, John 73 

Sir Winftoni6i 

Clanbraffil, Earl of g6 

Clare, Earl of 9 

r m f - Vifcount 16, 

Clarendpn, Earl of 1 59, 1 93, 

195, 211 

Clarges, Thomas 205 

- Sir Thomas ib* 








Clarke, Humphrey 


Sir Edward 

Clanrickard, Earl of 
Qlaypole, Adam 
Clayton, Sir Randal 
Clifford, Sir Roger 
Clifton j Lord 
Clotworthy, James 

Sir Hugh 29.7 
Clover, 7- 198 

Cloyne., Bifliop of 139, 171 
Cradock, George 66 

Craifford, Matthew ui 
Craige, Sir James 21 

Crawford, Earl of 97, 98, 




Crefpie, Count 90 

Creythin, Robert ap Hugh 


Crofts, General 
Crooke, Sir George 

- Sir John 

Crompe, William 
Cromwell, Oliver 
- Lord 260, 

Cropley, John 
Crofbie, William 
Cobham, Lord 


Cock, William 
Cockburne, Patrick 
Co<5ton, Sir Simon 
Colclough, Rev. Thomas 








2 34 


Coleraine, Lord 
CoIIey, Henry 







Cole, John 
Colholme, Sir John 
Colt, - 
Colooney, Lord 

Colquhoon, Alexander in 

Colvile, Sir Robert 242 

Compton, Lord 25 
Coningfby, Sir Thomas 8 

Connell, Richard 19 

Michael 124 

Conolly, William 86 

Conftable, Sir Robert 57 

Fulke 188 

Marmaduke 189 





Conftant, Colonel 
Conway, Sir John 

Sir Edward 



Conyers, Lord 57 

Conyers, Sir George 74 

Reginald 28a 

Cooke, Edward 161 

James 198 

Cooper, Lord Chancellor 10 

Jofhua 183 

Coote, Sir Charles 115 

Cope, Sir Edward 152 

Sir Jonathan 15 8 
Copley, Sir John T2C>' 

Sir Thomas 21 r 

Copinger, Ralph 192 

Corbet, Sir Roger 60, 227 

Miles 237 

Cork and Orrery, Earl of 

169, 253 
Cornwall, Earl of 13, 19, 

Cornwaliis, Earl of 187 
Coflart, David 14a 

Coventry, Bilhop of 155 
Courthorpe, Sir Peter 170 
' John ib, 

Courtney, Edward 22, 25 

Sir Peter 2^9 
Coward, Colonel 123 
Cowfe, Kanton 124 
Cox, Thomas ia 

Sir Richard 165, 17S 
Coytmore, Robert 2S 
Culme, Hugh 5 
Sir Thomas ib* 
Culpeper, Lord 120 

Sir Thomas 120, 

Cumberland, Earl of 58 
Cunyngham, Sir William 

Cufack, James 32 

Sir Thomas 38 

Chriflopher 4r 
Henry 46 

Curfon, Penn Afhton 87 




Dacres, Sir Thomas 12 
Daeth, Sir Thomas 75, 76 
Dairies, Sir William 204 
Dakine, John 189 

Dalby, William . 281 

Dallifon, William 73 

Dalton, Theobald 263 

Daly, Peter 53 

Danby, John 250 

Danett, Lawrence 228 
D'anney, Sir Edward 72 
Sir Nicholas ib. 
Danvers, Sir Henry 238 
Daquila, Don Juan 269 
D'arcy, William 37 

Lord 74 

Darell, Henry 215 

. Sir John 73 

; Thomas 73 

Sir George ib* 

Darlington, Countefs of 85 
Darnley, Lord 98 

-Earl of 139 

Darrell> George 260 

Dartmouth, Earl of ^ 

Davenport, Sir John 15 

. .- Sir William 25 

. - John 59 

Davidfon, William 233 
Dawney, Sir Paine 72 

'Sir John 72,73 

. Sir Nicholas 72 

* Roger 7 3 

George 74 

Doctor 76 



Dawfon, Joftiua 
Deane, Sir John 


De Beauchamp, Simon 91 
De Bellamont, Humphrey 

Robert 92 

De Bccflon, Henrv 


De Belward, William 54 

De Bermingham, Sohn 150 

1 Thomas 


De Berneval, Reginal 30 

**- Sir Wilfranus 

De Befeicke, Sir Macy 3 
De Braybroke, Gerard 128 
De Broderick, George 159 
De Brueil, Lewis 259 

De Burgo, Hubert 188 
De Burton, John 56 

' - Simon ib. 

De Caen, Robert 91 

De Capenhurft, 59 

De Chetwynd, Adam 148 

Sir John ib* 

' William jfr* 
' Roger 149 

De Cholmondeley, Sir Hugh 

55> 56, 59 

1 Richard 

. .59 
. William 

De Clermont, Hugh 3 

De Clifford, Robert ib. 

De Cotton, William 4 

De Cogan, Anna 30 

De Dreux, John 66 

De Egerton, Wion 5$ 

De Gauder* Ralph 91 

De Glanville, Sir Gilbert 


De Golbourne, Sir W T illiam 

De Grandmefnil, Hugh 92 

De Grendon, Ralph 148 

- Robert 149 

* Sir Ralph ib. 

DeGrimfton, Silvefter 188 
De Hamilton, William 92 
De Harecourt, Richard 148 
De Hading, Sir Robert 259 

De Hading, 


Dc Hafting, Sir John 63 
De Henhall, Richard 59 
Dc Holme, Gilbert 128 
De Horn, Count 68 

De Ipfton, William 63 
De Keamie, Count 1 24 
De Kingfley, Richard 56 
' Randal ib. 

Delafeld, John 34 

Delahyde, George 32 

Chriflopher 37 

- - Richard 47 

Delapole, 256 

De la Spencer, John 92 
De la Spine, Sir Guy 4, 6 

* William 4 

De la Roche, Thomas 150 
De Laverer, Thomas 57, 58 
De Lerges, Monfieur ior 
DeLevinfton, Alexander 96 
DeLovayn, Sir Nicholas 


Nicholas ib. 

Delves, Henry 60 

* Sir Thomas 62 

^ Sir Henry 268 

Delvin, Lord 32, 39 

Lady 168 

De Maigne, Walter 2 

De Malpas, Sir William 55 
De Mitton, Philip 148 
Dc Molefworth, Sir Walter 

127, 128 
. John 127 

De Montalt, Lord 140 

De Monte Morifco, Harvey 

< 1 Jeffrey 

De Munfale, Edmund 56 
De Naflfau, Lewis 68 

Denbigh, Earl of 105 

Denny, Sir Anthony 267 
Denton, Sir Thomas 229 
Vol. V. 

Derby, Earl of 16, 57, 60, 

61, 300 
Dering, Sir Edward 58,161 
Sir Cholmondelev 


De Rode, Winthianus 295 
Henry ib. 

Randolph ib. 
Derwentwater, Earl of 221 


De Rowley, Roger 295 
Defbouverie, Sir Edward 
De Shamfbury, Thomas 55 
Defmond, Earl of 217 

De Spurflow, William $6 
De Sudeley, John 2 

Ralph 3 

De Temple, Henry 227 
Nicholas ib. 

' * Richard ib. 

De Tilley, Henry 128 

De Totneis, Alured 1 

De Trrci, Henry 1 



De Trogoze, Robert 

De Vefci, Vifcount 124 

Devon, Earl of 72, 84 
Devereux, Nicholas 47 

*- ** John 217 

Dewes, Sir Symonds 218 
De Weverham, Hugh << 
DeWingfield, John 255 
Dewyas, Robert, 2 

Dickfon, David 170 

Digby, Sir Simon 9 

John 302 

Digley, Sir Roger 94 

Dillon, Sir Robert 32 

* William 33 

John 296 

Sir Bartholomew 

n _ . 35,37 

- Marti n 42 

Y Dillon, 


Dillon, Gerald n6 

_ , Vifcount 119 

Francis 263 

, - Theobald ib. 

Dirleton, Earl of 106 

Dixwell, SirBafil 242 

Dolliffe, George 248 

Dolman, George 61 

Domville, Matthew 16 

Doneraile, Vifcolint 183 

Done, John 6z 

Dongan, Sir John 42 
Dorfet, Marchionefs of 210 

1 Duke of 214 
Dover, Earl of 217, 218 
Dowdall, Lancelot 22 

Edward 23 

Dowdefwell, William lo 

, Charles II 
Downe, Vifcount 72, 73, 

Downes, Roger 60 
Downing, Sir George 24 
Douglas, Sir James 96 
.- Earl of 97, 98 

' - Marquefs of 106, 


- Duke of 
Draicot, John 
- Sir John 

Sir Henry 
Drake, Lady Maude 
- 1 Sir Nicholas 
Drury, William 

1 ~ Sir Drue 
Drayton, Sir Simon 
Droghcda, Earl of 
Drummond, Lord 

Sir John in 

Dublin, Archbiihop of 19, 
20, 37, 145, 2 70 
1 , Archdeacon of 21 









Dungannon, Vifcount 274, 
291, 292, 294 
Dungarvon, Vifcount 169 
Dunn, Charles 284 

1 Barnaby ib. 

Dunfany, Lord 32, 40, 47 
Dupafs, Samuel 185 

Durrow, M'Donagh 283 
Durward, 264 

Dutton, William 7 

John 17, 59, 80 

- Thomas 18 

Sir Thomas 55, 59 

SirRichard 58 

Dyfart, Earl of 64 


Eaflcourt, Thomas 199 
Eaton, James 20 

Eccles, Hugh 239 

Eden, Thomas 76 

1 1 - Sir Robert ib. 

Edward, Prince 209 

Edwards, Sir Francis v 70 
Eglinton, Earl of 105,106 
Egerton, Philip 15 

Sir Philip 27, 66 

Sir Rowland 27, 

< Lord Chancellor 


Sir John 


Elliott, Richard 
Ellis, Edward 

64, 66 


Dumferling, Earl of 
Dunboyne, Lord 

Elphin, Bifhop of 
Elphinilon, James 
Ellyott, Thomas 
Ely, Lord Chancellor 270 
Empfon, Sir Richard 7 

Eimond, Lord 172 




EfTex, Earl of 170, 209, 
233, 260, 262, 272 
Ethetbald, King 225 

Ethelred, King 225 

Evandale and Ochiltree, 
Lord 100 

Evans, General 231 

Sir William 290 
Evcrard, James 32, 44 
. Thomas 36 

,- Sir Richard 196 

Everton, Henry 228 

Evers, Lord 1 01 

Eure, Lord 74 

Euftace, Sir Richard 31 


- Chriftopher 37 

, Lord Chancellor 

Eurieux, Earl of 90, 92 
Eyton, Thomas 56 

Eyre, Robert 252 

Fitz-Allen, John, 258 

Fitz-Euftace, 267 

Fitz-Gerald, Thomas 31 
William 33 

Sir Edward 41 , 










Fagan, Chriflopher 115, 

Fairfax, Sir Thomas 74 
Falconberg, Yifcount 52, 
Falftaffe, John 255 

Farmer, John 229 

Ferdinand, Prince 187 
Ferrard, Lord 134, 140 
Ferrers, Earl of 14, 252 

< -Sir Thomas 252 

Lord 150 

- Humphrey 252 

Fettiplace, Robert 86 

Finch, Lord Chancellor 

Fineux, Sir John 74 

Fingall, Earl of 51 

Finglafs, Thomas 46 

-* ' J ohn 47 

Fitton, Hamon 55 

Fitz-Gibbon, John 
FitZiHaiding,Vifco W i 
Fitz-Hugh, Robert 54 

Fitz-Leons, Patrick 37, 

Fitz-Lewis, Sir John 261, 


Fitz-Nigel, Robert 55 

Fitz-William, Sir William, 

8, 214, 268 

- Earl of 131 

* !Vi!liami89, 

Flatfbury, James 36, 48 
Fleming, James 37 

mb Sir John 48 

Robert 73 

Lord 101, 106 

Fletcher, Walter 138 

Flinton, Robert 188 

Flower, Captain William 

284, 285 


ry 284 

- Thomas 242, 285 

- William 278, 286 
Sir Richard 

Folliott, Lord 
Folkftone, Vifcount 
Ford, Major John 

s Matthew 

Forrefter, Lord 
Forfter, John 

John Hill 


Fortefcue, Henry 

Y 2 






Fortefcue Sir John, 229 

Forth, James 123 

Forthingham, Robert 189 
Fountayne, John 251, 252 

Fowlds, Sir William 76 

Fowler, Sir Richard 301 

Fox, James 17 

' Sir Patrick ib. 

Frafier, Sir Alexander 95 

Fraunces, Sir John 282 

Freke, Family of 169 

- Sir John ib. 

Francis ib. 

- Robert ib. 

Thomas ib. 

Raufe ib. 

Frenfham, Rev. Mr. 139 

Frith, John 6 

Frobifher, John 17 

Frodfham, William 149 

Froggett, Godfrey 17 

Frowick, John 188 

Fryer, Sir John 244 

Fuller, Doctor 4, 229 

Fyan, Richard 38 

1 . - William 38 
< Lady Anne 39 


Gage, Vifcount 206, 218 
- John 207, 210, 217 
Sir John 207, 213 

- Henry 210 
".' - Rev. John ib. 
" - Family of Healing 

" Colonel 21 2 

- Sir Edward 213 

- George 216 

- Family of Hengrave, 
Baronets 217 

'- Count Jofeph 220 

General Thomas 223 
**-*-r Hodgfon 277 

Gage, Robert 296 

Galloway, Vifcount Lord 

Earl of 92 

Gal way, Vifcountefs 183 
Vifcount 249,251, 

Galtrim, Baron of 32, 37 
Gape, Thomas 199 

Garnifh, John 190 

Garrawav, Sir Henry 58 
Gafcoigne, William 18 

Henry 57 

Gayer, Robert 300 

Gedney, Thomas 228 

Geering, Richard 139 

Geoghegan, Kedagh j3. 
Gerard, Sir Francis 244 

Sir Gilbert 272 

Germany, Duke of 159 
Gibbs, Sir Henry 229, 230 
Gideon, Sir Sampfon 224 
Giffard, Sir John 

- Sir Thomas 






Gill, George 
Ginkle, General 
Girlington, Nicholas 
Glafgow, Bifhop of 96, 99, 

Glammis, Lord 105 

Glencairn, Earl of 100,105 
Glerawley, Vifcount 299 

Gloucefter, Earl of 1,91 
Godfrey, William 75, 223 
Godolphin, William 243 
Golding, 3 264 

Gomeldon, William 301 
Good, James 51 

Goodmaghan, Sir John 188 
Gordon, Lord Adam 94 

! y Duke of 106 

! Lord ib. 

Gore, Frederick 142 

> ,. Sir Ralph 167, 179 



Gore, Sir William ?75 

. Sir Paul 276 

. Sir Arthur ib. 

_^~ Ralph 290 

. William ib. 

Goring, John 153 

ft Sir Henry 218 

Gormanfton, Vifcount 43, 


Gosford, Vifcount i?o 

Goldmg, * 84 

Gou!ell, Sir Robert 258 

Grammont, Count 119 

, Duke ib. 

Grant, Captain John 141 
Gregor, Hugh 
Green, Major 
Grenville, Richard 


Grelham, Paul 
Grey, Lord Deputy 

Guldeford, Sir Richard 2oS 

Sir Thomas 215 

Guife, Sir John 83 
Duke of 100, 190 






. Lord 

Griffith, Guilliam ap 

, - Sir William %$ 6z 

. Owen 20 

John ap 18 

.= John 27 

. Sir Edward 48 

Grimfton, Sir Harbottle 79, 

19 2 >. l 93> 197 20 5 
i* . Vifcount 188, 

. Sir Thomas x 88 

Sir William ib. 

Sir Gervais ib. 

Edward 190, 191 

t = Sir Samuel 1 5, 

196, 197, 205 

. William 199 

Grofvenor, Sir Richard 63 

Grove, Richard 302 

Grubham, Nicholas 78 

. Sir Richard 78, 


Hadley, Benjamin 
Haddington, Earl of 
Hales, John 
Hall, Edward 

Sir Philip 








Halifax, Marquefs of 196 
Hamilton, Sir John 93, 1 00 

m Sir William 93, 

109, in 
Count 51 

Sir Thomas 94 

Lady Sufan 12 

Sir Archibald 95 

Sir James ib. 

.I. , i - 1 Sir Alexander 97 

Lord 96,100 

. Duke of 12, 101, 

105, 106, 124 
* James 103 

Marquefs of 105 

Lord John 105, 
107, 108 

Dutchefs of 106 

Lord Claude 107 
1 Sir Claude 109, 

Sir Robert 109 

Sir George no, 
114, 116, iiS, 121 

Sir Frederick no, 
114, 172, 173 

William 120, 174 

George 1 20 
Richard 121, 179 



Hamilton, Lord Archibald 

. John James 126 

. ; John ib. 

*~. Rev. Guftavus 

141, 178 
i t General Richard 

i75> 43 
l. Major Guitavus 

. Lord Baron 176 

1 .. - ' Guitavus 178, 

1 Henry ib. 

Jofhua jb. 
m Sackville ib. 

Charles 180 

Hammond, Thomas 234 

John 238 

Doctor Henry 

Hanbury, Capel 13 

William 301 

John 247 

Handafyd, Colonel 137 

Handcock, Quftavus 234 

,Hanmer, Peter 19 

Hapfburg, Count 159 
JIapfon, Major - General 

Harbottle, John 191 

Harcourt, Sir Simon 10 
Hardeli, Sir Thomas 158 
Harland, Robert 218 

Harefoot, Harold 225 

Harrington, Sir John 153, 


.- Sir James 267 

Harrifon, Robert 234 

Hartopp, Chiverton 87 
Harvey, Daniel 27 

George 28 

Thomas 190 

Harvey, Sir William 2 16, 


Captain 283 

Harvey, Sir Nicholas 266 


Hafelrig, Bertin 
Hafelwood, William 
Haftings, Sir Hugh 
Hay, Sir Thomas 
Haydocke, Jofhua 
Hely, Sir John 
Hender, John 
Hereford, Earl of 

Bifhop of 







? 29 



2 43 



Heriott, James 
Hertford, Earl of 101* 250 
Heritage, John 228 

Hill, Thomas 61 

1 Edward 139 

- - Arthur 141, 163, 294 
Michael 170,292 
Killiard, William 78 

Hillfborough, Earl of 157, 

292, 294 
1 r Vifcount 168 
Hoare, Richard 199 
Hoby, William 9 
Holbein, Hans 209 
Holden, Ralph 12 
Holfordj, Chriftopher 62 
B- Thomas 15, 17*62 

Sir George 17 

-2 --- Sir John 62 

- George 63 

Holland, Owen 25 

Edward 65 

Hollis, Gervais , 131 

Hollingfnead, Ralph 16 

Holmes, Richard 137 
Holt, Thomas 
Home, Lord 
Honey pot 
Hook, Alderman Thomas 






Hope, Sir Roger 1 1 7 

Hopkins, Sir William 25 
Hotham, Sir John 249 

Houblin, Abraham 243 
Hovendon, Robert 79 

How, Viicount 78, 80, 84, 


1 Henry 78 

John 78, 81, 86 

'- George Grubham 79 

Sir Richard Grubham 


1 Family of Cold Ber- 
wick, Baronets ib. 

Sohn Grubham ib. 80 
' - Sir Thomas ib. 

- Lady Annabella 81 

Sir William 86 

Earl of 87 

1 1 Sir George Grubham 

Howard, Lieutenant Gene- 
ral 70 
- Lord 98, 262 
Howdenby, Robert 73 
Howth, Lord 46, 51 
Hudfon, Sir Roger 1 2 
Humble, Sir William 216 

Kutchinfon, Alderman Da- 
niel 132 
Ephraim 291 
Hutton, Sir Richard 74 


Jackfon, Richard 169 

Jacob, Sir John 263 

Jeffreys, Sir James 16S 

- James St. John ib m 

Jekyl, William 228 

Jermyn, Lord 217, 218 

Sir Robert 217 

Jennings, Richard 51, 119 

Sir John 2ia 

Jephfon, John 234 

Jervorth, Goth Gry frith 15 

Hume, Sir John 
1 Sir Guftavus 




Hungate, Sir Philip 
Hunfdon, Lord 
Hunter, Thomas Orby 261 
Huntingdon, Earl of 91, 

152, 153 
Huntley, Earl of 99, 101, 


" Marquefs of 106, 


Hurland, Thomas 
Hufon, Colonel John 
Hufley, Meyler ' 





Inchiquin, Baron 
Jones, Griffith 
m , Sir William 
1 Theophilus 
-- Michael 


Johnfton, Robert 
Johnfton, Captain 
Julien, William 


Kay, Robert 
Keating, Maurice 
Keck, Sir Anthony 
'- John Tracy 
Keith, Sir William 
Kells, Vifcount 
Kelly, Jofeph 
Kemble, Peter 
Kemp, Anthony 2 
Kenly, John 
Kcnn, Chriilopher 












9S> 97 










Kerry, Lord 12 

Earl of 90 

Kent, Earl of 2 

. Rev. Mr. 65 

, Duke of 242 

1 Earl of 262 

>i 1 -n Countefs of 264, 

Keyt, Sir William 12, 13 
i Sir John 13 

1 Sir Thomas Charles 

Kielmanfegge, Baron 
Kildare, Earl of $$, 






Langham, Sir John 231 
Langley, Thomas 227 

Langton, John 73 

Latimere, Lord ib. 

Larkton, John 15 

Lawfon* Sir Henry 219 
Le Cave, Peter 72 

Leicefter, Earl of 88, 89, 
90, 91, 92, 225, 236 
Le Cooper, David 26 

Ledgiard, Sir Richard 74 

Lee, Henry 
Sir Henry 


Killala, Bifhop of 
Killeen, Lord 
Kilmarnock, Earl of 
Kinderton, Baron 15, 63 
King, Sir Henry 270 

* - Matthew 41 

M - Charles 242 

Luke 243 

Kingfland* Vifcount 29, 31, 

32, 35> 43> 49 
Kingfton* Earl of 276 

Kington, Anthony 9 

Kirk, General 121 

Kirkcudbright, Lady 296, 


Kitfon, Sir Thomas 216 

Knap, Mr. 231 

Knapton> Lord 124, 234 

Knowles, 267 


Legard, John 
Sir John 
Lcgge, Colonel, 33, 
Le Groffe, Raymond 
Leigh, Lord 
Sir Thomas 





Lambert, Charles 

' < Sir Oliver 

Lanark, Earl of 
Lancafter, Duke of 
Langrordj Viicountefs 295 
i> .* ,< gjr Hercules 2Q7 


Leinfler, Earl of 6$, 66 

' 11- Countefs of 85 

Duke of 289, 297 

Leitrim, Lord 38 

Lemaiij Thomas 190 

Lennox, Earl of 98, 104 
1 Duke of 105 

Lenthall, William 114, 


- *- Sir John 230 

Leflie, Charles Powel 293 

Levefon, Sir Richard 230 

- "< ' Sir John ib. 
Levingilon, Sir Alexander 


. Sir Robert 100 

Lewen, Sir William 24 
Lewis, Thomas 129 

Lewellin, Hugh 



Le Wolfe, Thomas 295 
Lhuellin, Jcnkin ap Grif- 
fith ap 20 
Licelor, John 295 
Limerick, Earl of 42, 52 



Limerick, Vifcount 

Lincoln, Earl of 

Linlithgow, Earl of 

Lifle, William Clapcott 70 





Litchfield, Bifhopof 

1 Earl of 









Lodge, Francis 
Loftus, Sir Adam 30, 

160, 236 

M Nicholfon 141 

1 Vifcount 297 

London, Bifhop of 80, 266 

Londonderry, Earl of 64, 


Long, Philip Parker 82 

Longford, Lord 298 

Longueville, Duke of 100 

11 < John de Sutton 

1 ? Sir Henry 230 

Lovell, Henry 198, 205 
Lovibond, Edward 1 80 

Lound, Sir Alexander 73 
Louth, Lord 36, 47, 51 
Lowther, Sir Gerard 134 












Luckyn, Sir Capel 


Sir William 


Lucy, Sir Thomas 
Lumm, Sir Francis 
Yol, V. 











I 39 

Luvel, Lord 


Lynch, Sir Thomas 129 
Lyons, Hugh-Montgomery 

Lyfter, Chriftopher-Kirwart 

Lyttleton, John 10 

Sir Thomas 231 

Sir William ib. 

Chriftian 232 


Macdonnell, Lady Anne 48 
Macclesfield, Earl of 220 
Mac-Carthy, Florence 283 
Mac-Glanigh, Caher 173 
Rory ib. 
Mac-Hugh, Pheogh 267 
Mackworth, Sir Henry 125 
Mac Lelan, Robert 297 
Ma-Mahon, 51 

Mac-Murray, Owen Mc 









I" 1 

Mac -Williams, Henry 
Madden, Robert 
Magnus, Hugh 
Magrath, John 
Maguire, William 


Maltavers, Lord 
Manchefter, Duke of 267 
Mangey, 129 

Man waring, Edward 16 

Henry 22, 295 

Sir Randal 60, 

Randal 60 

- Sir Thomas 62 

Charles 6^ 

Sir William 79 

Mar, Earl of 107, 144 

Marifbaj; Earl of 97 

'Z Marlborough', 


Marlborough, Duke of 86, 
142, 143, 231, 248 

Dutchcfs of 

Martin, Henry 22 
Robert 43 

Anthony ib. 
, Richard ib. 
. m Sir Jofeph 300 
Mary, Queen of Scotts 98, 

Mafon, Robert 140 
" Thomas J 92 
Maflareene, Vifcount 296 
Maflerfon, Roger 22 
Sir Richard 47 

- John 60 
Mathew, George 124, 219 
_ Daniel 254 
Maule, Thomas 138 
Maxwell, Lord 105 
Meath, Bifhop of 22, 36, 

145, 300 

Meautys, Sir Thomas 195 

Hercules 395,210 

Medows, Sir Philip 163, 

Mee, Bcryamen, 244 

Mellent, Earl of 8S, 89,90 
Melrofs, Abbot 96 

Mercer, Robert 285 

Mercia, Earl of 2, 225 
Meredyth, Robert 18 

Sir William 64 
-Rev. Charles 124 

- Sir Robert 236 

- Sir Amos 

Merry, Henry 
Meverell, Robert 

Meyler, Robert 
Meyrick, William 
Middleton, Sir Thomas 63 
Thomas 137* 





Middleton Vifcount 159, 
163, 166, 167 

" ' "- ' Sir William 250. 
Middlemore, Robert 152 
Thomas 219 

Minfhull, John 17, 63 
MiiTet, Richard 39 

Mitchell, Knight 137 

Molyneux, Sir Richard 16 
Sir Francis 83, 

Monroe, Sir George 174. 
Montacute, Vifcount 2 10 
Montagu, Sir James 10 
Moore, Rev. William 22 
. " Mr. 124 

Capel 168 

- William Henry 234 
1 1 1 i. Achefon 276 

Mordaunt, Colonel Charles 

* Sir John 

- John 

Morgan, Sir Edward 
Sir Richard 










Morin, Robert 
More, Colonel Roger 

' Creffacre 
Sir Thomas 

~ Bafii 

Mofs, Philip 

Moftyn, Sir Roger 26, 27 

Sir Thomas 27 

William 250 

Mohun, Lord 124 

Molefworth, Vifcount 127, 

128, 134, 136, 140, 141, 

H3> *47 
> Sir Roger 128 

Sir Hender 1 29 

mm Sir John 1 29, 


William 130 

Colonel Guy 




Molefworth, Captain 144 

Lieutenant Co- 

lonel James 146 

. Lady ib. 

Coote 147 

. John 282 

Molyns, John 153 

Monck, George 138, 140 

, Charles 138, 1 ig 

, . Henry 139 

Charles-Stanley 140 

, Henry-Stanley ib. 

, George-Paul ib. 

. General 193 

Monckton, Thomas 249, 


John 250, 251 

Anthony 250 

- Marmaduke250 

Sir Philip 251 

. Sir Francis ib, 

Monmouth, Earl of 80 
Montander, Marquefs of 

Monteith, Earl of 97, 101 
Monford, Hugh 90 

Montgomery, Count lox 
Montrofe, Duke of 97, 100 

,=. Earl of 101 

Mornington, Earl of 1 24, 

293, 298 

Morres, John 289 

Sir William Evans 


_ SirHaydocke Evans 


Sir William Ryves 


Redmond ib. 

Lodge Evans ib. 

- Rev. Redmond 291 

Francis-Harvey ib. 

~ Will; am ib. 

Morrice, Sir Nicholas 130 

Mortimer, Sir Thomas 128 

Morton, E. of 96, 104, 107 
Mount-Alexander, Earl of 

Mount - Garret, Vifcount 

43> 47> 221 
Mount-Joy, Lord Deputy 


Lord 277 

Mount - Morres, Vifcount 
289, 290, 291, 293 
Mountrath, Earl of 123 
Moyle, General 137 

Mugg, Captain 84 

Mundy, Edward-Miller 171 
Mure, Sir Adam 95 

Murphy, John 118 

Murray, Earl of 93, 97, 

103, 107 

Colonel Tohn z 83 


Nagle, Peter 3r 

Needham, Thomas 19 

George 25 
, Sir Robert 56, 

Nefbitt, William 173 

Nettervilie, -= 33 

- John 35 

- Vifcount 42, 46, 


. - Lucas 48 

n 1 

1 * 








Newcaftle, Duke of 
Newcomen, Sir Robert 
New haven, Lord 
Newton, Sir Peter 

- Brigadier 

- John 


Neville, Sir Henry 


Sir Thomas 

Nicholas, Sir Ambrofe 
Sir Oliver 









Nicho!, Rev. John 

Nithfdale, Eari of 

Noel, Andrew 

. Sir Verney 

Noon, Henry 

Norborough, Sir John 

Norfolk, Duke of 61, 258 

,,. . Lord Treaiurer 


Normandy, Duke of 8, 88, 
89, 90, 91, 188 

Norreys, Sir W.lliam 18 

Norris, Sir John 268,269 

Northampton, Earl of 58, 


Northumberland, Earl of 2, 

58, 62, 89, 131, 209 

Nottingham, Earl of 196 

Nugent, Chriftopher 31,42 

Thomas 31,32,33 

. John 31 

. >- Robert Oge ib. 

- Oliver 32 

Richard ib* 

James Moyle ib.. 

. 1 Lady Catharine 39 

1 Sir Chriftopher ib. 

Sir Robert 41 

. Michael 42 

- Lady Mary 51 

- Earl 23 1 

Nutt, Edward 79 

Oakweil, Francis 285 

O'Brien, SirDonagh 119 
- Tiege 272 

Donagh M f Con- 
ner ib. 

O'Campo, Alphonfo 269 
Ochiltree, Lord 261 

O'Conner, Carbry 283 
O'Conolly, Owen 297 

O'Doghertie, SirCahir 270, 

274, 277 

O'Donel, Sir Neil 270 

OfBey, Richard 201 

Ogle, 230 

- George 293 

Oldfield, Samuel 251,252, 

Olney, Sir Robert 
O'Neil, Shane 
Sir Phelim 










St. John 

Onflow, Richard 126, 142 

Lord 126 

Orange, Prince of 84, 134, 

185, 230, 120, 252 
Orford, Earl of 7Q 

Count efs of 266 

Orkney, Earl of 142 

Orme, 75 

- Garton ib. 

O.mond, Duke of 34, Ii8. 

120, 125, 164, 175, 184, 

231, 286 
^ Earl of 44, 1 1 8, 

fylarquefs of 132, 

Ormfby, John 298 

O'Rourke, Terman 173 
Orrery, Karl of 274, 276 
Ofborne, Sir Peter 240 

O'ShaghnafTey, Roger 176 
Offory, Bifhopof 286 

Oflulfton, Lord S^ 

Owens, John *S 

Lewis 28 

Packinton, Sir John 13 

Page, Thomas &5 

Sir Francis 131 

Pauley, Lord 109, W], 162, 




Paifley, Francis 161 

Palmer, Sir Henry 197 

> Roger 276 

Palmerfton, Vifcount 225, 
228, 238, 241, 243, 285, 


Palmes, Bryan 74 

Sir Francis 131 

Panmure, Earl of 138 

Pargeter, Sir Henry 268 

Parker, Sir Henry 13 

John 214 

. Sir Nicholas 229 

Parfons, Sir William 236 

Patterfon, Colonel 178 

Pauncefoot, Sir John 5 

Payne, Thomas 2io 

Peachy, Sir John 255 

Philips, John 22 

Sir Thomas 109 
Phipps, Lord Chancellor 

Pelham, Lord 171 

Thomas 244 

Pembroke, Earl of 85, 90 

Pemfton, Sir Thomas 230 





8 9 




Penteney, William 
Penruddock, George 
Peiceval, Sir Philip 
> John 

Perche, Earl of 
Percy, Henry 140, 
Perkins, Richard 50, 
Captain John 
Perrott, Sir John 32, 38, 

4 1 

Peterborough, Earl of 

Petre, Sir Thomas 


Lord, ib. 

Petty, John 160 

Pery, Vifcount 234 

Pigott, John 16, 124 

Southwell 124 

Alexander 141, 163 

Pigott, Thomas 284 

Pitchcoft, 216 

Pitt, George 77 

William Auguftus %6 

Platen, Count 85 

Pleflington, Sir Henry 281 
Pleydell, Robert 76 

Plunket, Sir John 31, 37 

i Patrick 31 

Oliver zb. 

~ Sir Thomas 32, 35 

* Sir Oliver 32, 42 

Sir Alexander 35 

- Thomas ib. 

George 37 

1 John 46 

Sir Nicholas 120 

Nicho/as 285 

Plummer, John 125 

Plumpton, Sir William 73 
Poiiitz, John 18 

Polwarth, Lord 2o2 

Ponfonby, Henry 140 

William Braba- 








Sir John 
Poole, Sir Francis 

- Henry 
PoDe, Alexander 
Popham, Sir John 
Pordage, Sir Thomas 
Porter, Sir Thomas 
Portington, Sir John 
Portland, Duke of 
Earl of 
Power, Sir Henry 
Powerfcourt, Vifcount 255, 

260, 268,271,272,275, 


Powis, Marquefsof 


Povey, John 


Poynings, Edward 


Praers, William 


Pratt, Sir John 

10, VI 

- John 




Pratt, Dr. Benjamin 124 

-- Rev. Jofeph 291 

Prettiand, Richard 60 
Prefton, Rev. Nathaniel 179 
Price, Wiliiam 7, 28 
Ryfe Wyn ap Wil- 

.- Roger 27 

- Robert 205 

.- Uvedalp ib. 

John 286 

Primate, Lord 273 

Prior, Andrew 291 

Pulefton, Roger 17 

Purefoy, William 149 

Pyne, Sir Richard 165 


Quarles, George 260 

Queenfbury, Earl of 105 

Quinn, Henry 139 


Radnor, Earl of 

Railton, Thomas 25 

Raleigh, Sir Walter 131 

Rainsford, Sir Mark 141 
Rambouillet, De Pleffes 240 

Ramfden, Mr. 75 

Randolph, Sir James 93 

Ratoath, Baron of 31 

Rawfon, Sir John 47 

Reading, Sir Robert 122 

Reeps, Henry 190 

Roche, James 118 

Rochfort, John 36 

Rockliffe, Guy 73 

Sir Guy ib. 

Rollc, Henry 129 

Romney, Earl of 43 

Rooke, Sir George 79 

T Sir Richaid 259 

Rookwood, Thomas 2i8 
Roos, Lord 188, 190, 259 
Roper, John 74 

Rofe, 138 

Rofs, Earl of 95, 97, 175 
Vifcount 119 
Rofcomon, Earl of 47 
Rotney, James 173 
Rous, Sir John 229 
Rowlands, Thomas 28 
Rowley, Hercules, 278,298 
_ 1 -, - Hercules - Lang- 
ford 295, 298 
Randolf 295 

'- John 295, 296, 

- William 295, 296 

Hugh 296, 297 

' Edward 296, 

" Sir John 

- Clotworthy 

Ribbesford, Sir John 
Rich, Thomas 
Richmond, Duke of 







Rifby, Thomas 
Rifdon, William 
Rifley, Paul 
Rivers, Earl of 69, 80, 2 16, 

Lord 86 

Riverfton, Lord 51 

Ruim, SirFranciq 1 72 

Rundal, 76 

Rupert, Prince 82, 212 
Ruflell, Sir John 258, 269 

Sir Thomas 57 

Rnflia, Czar of 90 

Rutland, Duke of 70, 253, 


Earl of 80, 84 

Ruytenburgh, Baron 68 
Rykmi, Sir John 189 




Sackville, Sir Richard 214 

Saint Alaph, Biftiop of 20 

Saint Albans, Duke of 205 

Earl of 217, 

St. Andrew, Bilhop of 92, 

99, 107 
St. Aubyn, Sir John 130 
St. Clare, Thomas 207 
. Sir Philip ib. 
St. George, Sir George 178 
St. John, Sir Walter 64 

- Vifcount ib. 
Lord Deputy 233 
St. Leger, Sir John 167 
St. Piere, Bryan 15 
St. Quinton, John 250 
Salifbury, Earl of 89, 261 
Biihop of 205 

John 283 

Saltby, Richard 281 

Salter, Sir John 151 

Saltmarfh, . 73 

Robert, 189 

Salton, Lord 95 

Saltonftal, Richard 197 
Sambroke, Sir Jeremy 216, 


m John 248 

Samon, Thomas 250 

Sands, Sir Thomas 230 

Sir Michael ib. 
Sandys, Sir William 266" 

' Sir Edwin 26 

* Sir Samuel ib. 

- Lord ib. 

- Miles 229 
Savage, Sir John 19, 62 

Sir Arthur 284 

- William ib. 
Savile, John 58 

* Thomas 251 
Saunders, Edmund 215 

Saunders, Edward 229 
Saxe Weiimar, Duke of 

l 3* 

Say and Sele, Lord 229 

Scarborough, Earl of 17 r 
Scardeville, Rev. Henry 


Scrope, Baron 10 

Lord 58, 80, 259 

1 Gervais 201 

Searle, John 247 

Sedgrave, Chriftopher 58 

Sedley, Sir Charles 12 

Selkirk, Earl of 106 

Semple, Lord 107, HZ 

Serjeant, Sir John 31 

Seton, Lord 109 

Seymour, Thomas 128 

Sir Edward ib* 

Shaftefbury, Earl of 135 

Shaftoe, Robert 76 

Shakerley, Sir Ralph 7 

Shee, Richard 43 

Sheldon, Dominick 175 

Edward 219 

Ralph 282 

Shelleto, George 25 

Shelly, John 214 

Sir John 219 

Shepey, William 227 

Sheppard, Philip 76 

1 Anthony 182 

Sherle, Patrick 46 

- John ib* 
Sherratt, Richard 16 
Sherrington, William 197 
Shirley, Sir Thomas 10 

Lady Selina 14 

Shovel, Sir Cloudefly 76 

Shrewfbury, Duke of 165 

Shute, Chriftopher 200 

'- Benjamin 201 

John 2o2 

Sidney, Sir Henry 6t 

William _ 173 



Singleton, Rev. John 123 

Simnell, Lambert 
Skelton, John 
SkefTington, Sir 

Skipwith, Ralph 






Slane, Lord 32, 33, 48 

Slaning, Sir Richard 130 

Slingfby. Sir Thomas 66 

Sir Francis 283 

Sloane, William 301 

Smith, John 13 

Sir Piercy 169 

Sir Edward 161 

1 Edward 273 

Sir William 27 

. Sir Walter 151 

William 296 

Smyth, James 130 

Thomas 197 

Somerfet, Duke of 102, 

195* l6 3 

Somerville, William 10 

- Sir Quaile 180 
Sorrel!, Henry 217 

Southwell, Edward 81 

Spain, Prince 265 

Sparke, John 1 29 

Spencer, Thomas 228 

Spilman, Sir Anthony 190 
Spooner, James 285, 28(5 
Spotfwood, Archbifhop 104 
Springe, Sir Thomas 218 
Sprinuall, Sir Adam 188 
Squire, Simon 128 

Stafford, Earl of 63, 119 

Edward - Francis 








Stanhope, Lord 
Stanihurft, James 
Stanley, John 

Sir Thomas 

- Sir Humphrv 

Stanley, Sir Rowland 220 
Sir Ralph 227 

St pylton, Henry 158 

Stanton, John 38 

Steed, Edwin I2r 

Shephens, Sir John 240 
Stewart, Lady Sophia 26 
Still, John 79 

Stockdale, George 49 

Strabane, Vifcount 88, 122 

-Baron III, 112, 

Stracihng, Sir John 214 
Sir Edward 215 
Strafford, Earl of 81, I Si, 

Strangways, James 58 

Stratford, 79 

Strickland, Sir William 58 
Staremberg, Count 112 
Strathem, Earl of 92, 97 
Strathmore, Earl of 105 
Strode, 79 

Strongbow, Earl 189 

Style, Sir Charles 278 

Sudeley, Baron 2, 3 

Sudgrove, John 207 

Suffolk, Duke of 209, 259, 
262, 265, 266 

Earl of 256, 257 

Sulyard, Edward 217 

Sunderland, Earl of 8, 248 
Surry, Earl of 56 

Suffex, Lord Deputy 37 

1 Earl of 56 

Sutton, Lord 189 

Francis 251 

Swaine, Arthur 169 

Sweden, King of 173 

Swynerton, Sir Robert 63 
Sydney, Lord 33 

Lord Deputy 267 

Sir Philip 233 

Sykes, Francis 234 

Svrmott. Walter 47 




Taaffe, Stephen 51 

Talbot, Richard 51,47, 51, 


William 31 

John 25, 157 

1 Thomas 39 

Lord 157 

John-Chetwynd ib. 

Earl of 83 

Sir Gilbert 265 

Tankerville, Earl of 83 
Tarah, Vifcount 33, 43 
Ta/bourgh, George 223 
Tath, Richard 37 

Tatton, General William 


Taylor, John and Mary 240 

Richard 35 

Sir Thomas 140 

Telling, Richard 32 

Temple, Thomas 129 

Richarcl 22 & 

Paul ib. 

Peter 228 

1 Vifcount Cobham 

Family of 228 

Lady 229 
Robert 234 

- Guftavus - Hand- 
cock 234 
Family of Waterf- 
town 234 
Family of, Baro- 
nets 239 
. John 240 

Sir John 241, 285, 


Sir William 242 

- Henry 244 

Teflington, Sir John 282 

Teynham, Lord 220 

Thanet, Earl of 196" 
Vol. V. 

Thatcher, John 210 

James 215 

Thirkeld, Marmaduke 189 
Thirlefton, Lord 106 

Thomas, Richard ap 18 
1 Sir Edmund 81 

Thomond, Earl of 269, 270 
Thornton, William 189 

Thorold, 260 

- Sir Edmund ib. 
Thoroton, Doctor 79 

Thwenge, John 189 

Marmaduke ib. 
Throckmorton, Sir Thomas 

6", 9 

Sir Arthur 

Thurles, Vifcount 118 
Thwaites, Marmaduke 189 
Thynne, Sir Henry Frede- 
rick 80 

= Henry - Frederick 

Tilbury, Baron 9 

Tiptoft, Lord 80, 190,259 
Titchbourne, Sir William 

- ! Captain Wil- 
liam 140 
Tolmach, Sir Lionel 64 
Tottle, Thomas 129 
Townfhend, Marquefs of 

Thomas 170, 


Sir Roger 9 

Vifcount 169, 

Traci, Sir William 3 

Tracy, Vifcount 1, 4, 8 

Family of Stanway, 
Baronets 6 

Paul 7 

-T- Ferdinando 8, it 

A a Tracy, 


Tracy, Robert 10 

Thomas ib, 

Sir John 1 1 

Traun, Count 221 

Tredenham, John 1 29 

Sir Jofeph ib, 

Trelham, Lawrence 3 

Sir William 216 
Sir George Trevilian 297 
Trevor, Sir Thomas 10 

. Sir John 170,292, 

293, 294 

Edward 274 

Arthur 291, 292 

Trimblefton, Lord 31 

Trenchard, Sir George 34, 

35 > 3 6 >39>A%> 50,52 
Tuffenell, George 139 

Tufton, Sir Richard 129 

Turnbull, Bifhop 97 

Tun flail, Sir Marmaduke 

Turenne, Duke of 97 

Turpm, Jane 268 

Turnville, William 228 

Tufcany, Duke of 142 

Tyntc, James 23 

1 James-Worth 24 

Tyrawlev, Lord 187 

Tyrconnell, Earl of 50, 52 

r Duke of 119 

Tyrone, Earl of 140, 272, 

2 n> 2 9 6 > 32 

Unton, Sir Edward 153 

Upton, Thomas ] 85 

Henry 297 

Arthur 298 

Clot worthy ib. 

Uftier, Rev. William 146 
Chriftoplier 278 

- - Sir William 284 


Valentia, Vifcount 20, 299 

Valois, Countefs 90 

Vanhoohan, Mr. ,132 

Vaflal, Florentius 204 

VaiTerot, Monfieur 121 

Vavafor, Sir Charles 131 

- William 189 

Vaughan, Rev. Stephen 19 

Sir Henry 74 

Sir John 174 

Veell, Sir John 235 

Venables, Thomas 1 7 

George 60 

Peter 63 

Vere, Sir George 262 

Vermandois, Count 92 

Vernon, Sir Thomas 64 

Yille Real, Mr, 253 


Wale, Garrett 29Q 

- William 291 

Whales, Prince 70, 76, 

1 PJ 
Walgrave, Princefs 85 

Thomas 264 

Walker, Charles 138 

Walpole, Sir Robert 70 
Walfh, John 78 

Pierce 290 

Walter, Richard 141 

Edward 199 

Ward, Job 49, 235 

John 199 

Charles 242 

- Rev. Charles 300 

Wannup, Rev. Mr. 64 
Warburton, Sir Geffery 

Warbeck, Perkin 56 

Warren, Sir Lawrenee 17 



Warren, Sir George 28, 

.. Henry 32 

Edward 69 

William Paul 185 

Richard ib. 

Earl of 258 

Warwick, Earl of 18, 89 
Watkins, 217 

Waters, Lady 43 

. Major 251 

Weaver, Thomas 15, 60 
Weldon, Arthur 183 

Walter 284 

Wenman, Sir Thomas 162 
Wentworth, Matthew 250 
. Sir William 

Lord 263 

Sir George 273 
Weft, Doctor 231 
Weftcote, William 128 

Lord 231 

Weftern, 247 

Wefton, Peter 73 

1 Samuel 132 

~ : r- John 221 

Weftmeath, Earl of 51 

Westmorland, Earl of 9,62 
Weftenra, Henry 183,253 
Wetenhall, Robert 16 

Weymouth, Vifcount 80, 

Wharton, Earl of 265 

White, Henry 27 

- George 31 

Charles 51 

Whitefleld, Thomas 22 

Henry 24 

William 162 
Whitmore, William 78 
Whittingham, Thomas 9 
Whitweil, 227 
Wilbraham, Thomas 62 







Wilbraham, Sir Richard 62 
Wilford, Thomas 
Williams, William 

Sir William 

1 . John 

. Sir Hugh 

Wilfon, John 
Winchefter, Earl of 92,252 

Marque Is of 


Wingfield, Sir John 255, 

256, 260, 264, 268 

. , Robert 255, 268 

Sir William 255 

William 257 

Families of Up- 
ton and Tickencote 259 

Sir Robert 260 

John 260, 268 

Mervyn 261 

- Sir Henry ib. 

Family of Le- 

theringham ib* 

- Sir Richard 262, 


Sir Edward 262, 

264, 271, 272 
Sir Anthony 

Henry 264 

- Family of Kim- 

.- Jaques 267 

- Sir Edward Ma- 


Humphrey 268 

Lewis 268, 272 





Winter, Sir John 
Wife, Sir Thomas 
. 1 - Thomas 

- Edward 

Wyatt, Francis 




Wybrants, Peter 132, 284 
"Wybrow, Richard 182 

* John ib. 

Wyld, Thomas 11 

Wyndham, Sir William 156 
Wyu, Rowland ap 18 

Wynne, Maurice 19 

* Sir John ib. 

,. Owen 114, 145, 

, .- Sir William 198 
Wyfe, William 32 


Yardley, Richard 296 

Yarner, Abraham 238 

Sir Abraham 241 

Yates, Sir Charles 219 
Ycamans, Henry 201 

York, Duke of 18, 27, 64,, 
120, 160, 230, 238, 

- Archbiihop of 94 

i ! N I S. 

Vol. V. Corrections and Additions. 

Tags 41, note line 19, for Canelagh read Ranelagh. p. 75, /. 9, for fat m 
read was attainted by. p. 75, /. 19, dele in 1689 was attainted by K. James's 
parliament in Ireland, p. 87, /. 27, read E. How and B. of Langar in July. 
p. 89, /. 39, for viruen read irruens. /. 90, /. 14, for of read to. />. 15?, 
/. I, a/3to- He ;/ married Deborah, daughter of Thomas Baker, p. 204, 
/. 19, for Hapfon read Hopfon. p. 224, f> 22, after honours; aii 12 Ja- 
nuary 1789 he married the daughter of the late General Skinner, and niece 
to the Countefs of Abingdon, p. 253, /. 26, after Orrery add her Lady- 
fhip died I May 1788. p. 279. /. 4, rzi Edward who died 20 April. 
p. 294, /. 17, after unmarried add he fat firft in the houfe of peers I J April 



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